Rotating Compost Bin
Using a tumbling composter is a great way to get the compost you need for your garden without the extra work of creating one in your yard.
These portable style rotating composter bins work well, especially if you have a small yard and don’t have the space to dedicate to a fenced in compost heap. Even with a fenced in heap, you can still attract skunks and other critters, plus you have to turn it over and maintain it to keep it working.
You can also purchase permanent box style composters from your local garden center, but they are not always convenient either, especially if you don’t have the space in your yard and hate having to go out to the composter to add to it.
By having a portable rotating compost bin or compost tumblers as they are called, they can stay near your back door, or even on your porch. They are an easy way to add your kitchen scraps without having to head out to the deepest darkest part of your yard to a compost heap or bin.
A tumbling composter is designed to give your kitchen scraps a head start for that compost you want for your garden or even your indoor house plants. They don’t smell and have good drainage and venting.
The portable version also sits on wheels so you can move it around to where ever it suits you. You can sit it on your back porch or further out, you can then roll it to the gardens that you want to add your compost to, when it is ready to go.
Trying to get the family to compost can be difficult sometimes. You may have the bin or kitchen compost set up under your sink in the house for all those scraps, but someone still needs to add it to the larger container outside. If it is anything like my house, it would just overflow instead.
By having a compost tumbler, you can keep it at your back porch, especially in the off season, and then rotate it with the handle to mix it this saves your back with the shovel in that back corner of your yard.
If you are renting and still want to compost for some container gardening,
Vegetable scraps and other kitchen waste is great for the soil in your gardens, whether it be vegetables or flowers, it is just a waste sending it to the landfill. So, if you are considering doing your part for the environment, and want to have less and less garbage, but don’t want to build or maintain a backyard compost heap or bin, then consider getting a tumbling composter, and keep it near your back door, to make it easier to get the scraps into it.
Rotate it, when it needs it, and keep it closed up and nearby, let the composter do the work, and you will have great nutrients for your vegetables or flower beds or those flower containers on your patio or deck. Save on bags of soil additives create your own natural compost for your garden with a easy to use tumbling composter. Animals cannot get into these ones, and with their sturdy legs and wheels to move it around, this can make life in the garden easier for you.