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
We started making YOLO Compost Tumblers because we needed a composting solution at home. While my YOLO takes care of the bulk of my garden and kitchen waste, I still had not dealt with the small heap that I use
Before you go away, add more ‘brown’ carbon-rich materials to your YOLO Compost Tumbler. Rather leave it too dry (slower composting, less moisture) than too wet (rotting, smelly, wet).
In autumn, on trash day, the pavement in my neighbourhood looks very much like this. In most of these garbage bags are… leaves! Leaves are not trash! They’re the most amazing carbon-rich material for your compost. Collect, shred (use your
My dad came to visit yesterday and he brought me a gift – a few bags of sawdust from a sawmill near his home (he says they have mountains of the stuff!).
Egg cartons are one of my favourite and readily accessible carbon-rich ‘browns’. They help to soak up moisture from ‘green’ kitchen cuttings. Smaller pieces incorporate better and don’t matt. Involve your children in your composting by getting them to tear
Good compost results from a healthy balance between nitrogen-rich ‘green’ materials and carbon-rich ‘brown’ materials. Different types of materials and proportions affect the rate of composting and this is more an art than a science. Too much nitrogen and the
You can put egg shells into your YOLO Compost Tumbler. Egg shells are rich in calcium, which plants use to build strong cell walls. Fast growing vegetables like tomatoes and squash thrive with sufficient calcium in the soil. Egg shells