Make Magic Dirt
I love to grow a garden, and nothing helps my plants grow better than the natural organic fertilizer I produce by transferring our organic food waste from the DIY kitchen composter to our DIY vermicompost worm bin. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to produce your own compost fast, then look no further.
An urban organic trash recycler
Maybe you live in and urban area and do not have the space, time, or energy to make your own worm farm bin for vermicomposting. No problem. For a reasonable price you can pick up your very own spinning, urban, back porch, home compost tumbler bin!
Indoor Compost Bin
If you don’t have a back yard or back porch, consider the All Seasons Indoor Composter kit. It’s a unique, in-house system used to recycle kitchen scraps into an organic compost soil conditioner. The most effective method of fermenting is through anaerobic (without oxygen) fermentation. This process prepares the scraps for burial in less than half the time of conventional composting methods without any unpleasant odors. This system ferments and pickles your food waste in less than half the time of conventional composting methods without odors. The All Seasons Indoor Composter includes two unique features, the strainer and spigot, allowing the moisture released by the scraps of food waste to be drained out to prevent spoilage. This liquid can be used as a fertilizer for household plants (1:100 dilutions) or to clean your kitchen and bathroom drains (undiluted). The All Seasons Indoor Composter kit can be easily implemented in an indoor environment making it useful for apartment, school, household, restaurant, business or wilderness use. Each composting kit comes with complete instructions and a bag of All Seasons Bokashi. The All Seasons Indoor Composter used in conjunction with All Seasons Bokashi provides the ideal conditions to activate anaerobic fermentation that accelerates the composting process, while eliminating odors and deterring pests.
Best Outdoor Compost Tumblers
Here is a list of the top four back porch compost tumblers I could find based on sales, positive personal reviews, and price:
With great reviews on Amazon, the Envirocycle Original Composter/Composteamaker was the first commercial composter in the world to collect liquid compost tea – a powerful fertilizer. This distinctive 2 in 1 compost tumbler makes it easier and faster to generate nutrient rich compost year round. Simply give the drum a few turns and your compost remains well mixed while the unique base design simultaneously collects compost tea, producing two excellent natural fertilizers. This organic plant food can be used can be used for houseplants, outdoor plants, trees , lawns and gardens. Spinning the composter at least 3 times a week and adding the right mix of organic matter, will produce dark, rich, odourless organic compost in 4-6 weeks. The urban-savvy spinning composter, made by Envirocycle Systems, is made with a high percentage of post-consumer and post-industrial recycled plastic, and comes pre-assembled and ready to use. The 3.8 gallon removable base collects compost tea while eight built-in rollers help mix in oxygen and speed up decomposition. Its 7 cu.ft capacity is enough to handle large outdoor uses. The hassle free timeless design created in 1991, ideally suits today’s urban lifestyle allowing for easy placement on patios, garages or gardens. The Envirocycle Composter/Composteamaker makes it simple to keep the earth green for generations to come.
Same as above except a bit smaller for those with more compact spaces and maybe less compost. The Envirocycle Mini Composter/Composteamaker comes pre-assembled and ready to use in a color that blends naturally with its surroundings. The urban-savvy spinning composter, manufactured by Envirocycle Systems, is made with a high percentage of post-consumer and post-industrial recycled plastic. Its versatile compact design makes it easy to fit anywhere, thus the perfect composter for the gardener with limited space. This distinctive 2 in 1 compost tumbler makes it easier and faster to make nutrient compost year round. Simply give the drum a few turns and your compost remains well mixed while the unique base design simultaneously collects compost tea, producing two excellent natural fertilizers. This organic plant food could be used for houseplants, outdoor plants, trees, lawns and gardens. Spinning the composter at least 3 times a week and adding the right mix of organic matter, will produce dark, rich, odorless organic compost in 4-6 weeks. The hassle free design ideally suits today’s urban lifestyle allowing for easy placement on balconies, patios, garages or gardens. The Envirocycle Mini Composter/Composteamaker makes it simple to keep the earth green for generations to come.
Coming in at the best price is the Tumbling Composter. For just over $100 it produces nutrient rich compost from your recyclables for a fabulous garden. This tumbler allows you to start a new batch while the first batch is still curing. Features include: reversible door easily flips over to keep track of batch stages, adjustable air vent, sturdy 18 gauge tubular frame, large opening to access dual-chambers, for easy load of recyclables or unload of compost, exclusive built-in churning paddles designed to break down and mix the organic material, and a rodent-proof design.
The Tumbleweed Compost Maker was member tested and recommended by the National Home Gardening Club. The Tumbleweed makes compost faster and easier. There is no need to fork or lift when you use the Tumbleweed. You can make rich compost in as little as 21 days. Great for grass clippings and kitchen waste. Tumbleweed’s unique bin rotates around the stainless steel rod which runs through the middle. During tumbling, the patent pending breaker bar breaks up tumbling contents. This creates an aerobic action that offers a quicker and odorless form of composting.
Batch composting is the fastest and most efficient way to produce high quality compost, and this dual bin tumbler makes it easy. Fill one side with kitchen scraps and yard waste, then stop adding materials and let it “cook,” turning it every few days to speed up the decomposition process. In the meantime, add new scraps to the other side. When the first batch of compost is finished, remove it and repeat the process, letting the other side cook.
DIY composting book
And here is the best book you can buy to go with it. This book will teach you everything you need to know about DIY compost tumblers.
A readable, quietly humorous introduction to composting, this covers reasons to compost; differing approaches; how decomposition works; various methods, ingredients, and containers; how to speed decomposition; and how to use the end result. Campbell is an experienced gardener, and the book goes into great detail, but the text remains clear and interesting.
Be healthier and greener with a compost tumbler
Making your own food is much more satisfying that buying it from who-knows-where after it was grown and processed who-knows-how! Instead, start growing your own… and before you do, make sure you have a solid way to produce your own organic compost. Pick your favorite compost tumblers of this bunch and run with it!