“Compost heaps, like humans, need exercise (turning), hydration (they need to stay moist), and air.”
This article on Well+Good addresses seven common composting mistakes. Not all of these are relevant to our YOLO Compost Tumblers, but they’re good to keep in mind. I’ll comment on the relevance to compost tumbling below.
Bokashi is a popular method used to breakdown cooked food waste. It requires the addition of a bokashi bran – layering waste and then bran and then waste and then bran inside your container. The organic material is fermented by
Composting is a year-round activity because even when our gardens are quiet, we produce organic waste from our homes every day, regardless of the season. How much kitchen waste do you generate each day? I fill half to one icecream
If you are going away, add more dry ‘brown’, carbon-rich materials and tumble. Make use of the leaves littering your lawn. You can easily leave your YOLO for a week or more without worry. When you get back, tumble more
My veggie seedlings sleep in my YOLO Compost Tumbler at night to benefit from the warm, moist and humid environment. These broadbean seedlings are 2.5 weeks since planting. Nights are getting much colder as winter sets in. I’ve found that
Compost tumbling is, like hot bins, heaps, stacks and cages, a natural composting process. What makes compost tumbling effective is that the tumbling mixes and aerates the contents – this is why the composting process is faster than the others.
Autumn is here! Love those leaves by doing something useful with them. Rake them, shred them and save ’em to use in your YOLO Compost Tumbler throughout the year as a carbon-rich material. No shredding machine? No problem! Use your
Chris Wilcock recently moved and he has been hard at work establishing a new vegetable garden. When Lisa bumped into him this past weekend, he remarked on how much better the bed with YOLO compost is doing than the bed into
Jeremy is having mixed success with his composting. His wife doesn’t always chop up the stuff that she drops into their YOLO Compost Tumbler – like tossing in a whole brinjal that went off. His children added some really big,