We trial and review the Tumbleweed Compost Bin
Our Tumbleweed Compost Bin Review has come form our experience with it over a number of years. We look at the good points and the problems.
Rotating compost bins are designed to speed up the composting process by mixing and aerating the compostable materials. They also keep vermin out of the compost and are neat and clean.
For many it is much easier to turn a tumbler bin than it is to turn a compost heap with a garden fork. However, once they fill up they do take a little muscle power to rotate.
Composting bins come in a range of styles and use various methods to help speed up the process or make the process easier. We trial the Tumbleweed rotating compost bin and you can follow our results. We even let you know what we are composting and how we did it.
We have lots of grass clippings during the spring and having read that the Tumbleweed Compost Tumbler was great for grass clippings we have decided to trial it. We purchased ours at our friendly local hardware store.
Assembling the bin.
This was a good start, instructions were easy to follow and it took us about 10 minutes to put it together. All parts seemed sturdy and well made.
What we are composting:
Lawn clippings. It will take us 2 weeks to get enough to fill it, however this is what we want to trial.
We set up our Tumbleweed Compost Bin in a sunny position as instructed and have added our first barrow of lawn clippings. It looks like this bin will hold 4 barrow loads.
We started on October 27th 2009 and we will update as we go.
Tumbleweed Compost Bin Review Update
We did decide that straight grass clipping was not that great.
We now use a combination of greens (grass clippings) and browns (autumn leaves) and if we turn it regularly we can get reasonable compost in 6 – 8 weeks.
You really do need to fill the bin in one go, this is not really an add, bit by bit, compost bin.