Homemade Compost Tumbler from 55 gallon metal drum

Discussion in 'Organic Gardening' started by SuburbanHomestead, May 5, 2014.

  1. SuburbanHomestead

    SuburbanHomestead New Seed

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Baltimore
    In this video I show how I made a compost tumbler for free using recycled materials, including a metal 55 gallon drum.
    What is your experience with using compost tumblers? Are they worth the trouble?

    [youtube]watch?v=s8v7yjEASds[/youtube]
     
  2. Loading...


  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    19,596
    Likes Received:
    4,957
    Location:
    North Central Texas, Zone 8a
  4. SuburbanHomestead

    SuburbanHomestead New Seed

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Baltimore
    That's a great design toni. I like the casters instead of a central axis.
     
  5. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    11,679
    Likes Received:
    3,094
    Location:
    S. Liberty County - Texas (8B)
    I stole Toni's design and have one also which works pretty good. Only thing I'd have done different would be to add something to help break up the stuff when you roll the barrel.
     

Share This Page