About a year ago, my friend Michelle bought a gigantic Duel Drum Rotating Composter…And for the past entire year, I have coveted it! Oh man, how I have wanted one for myself! It is a gardener’s dream!
Why you ask? Well, I have composted with square composters that I had to dig and struggle to mix. And I have had a small rotating composter that I love, but that fills up too quickly. Once it is full, I have to wait…and wait…until the compost is finished so that I can start a new batch. Michelle’s composter solved this problem by being extremely large, with two compartments. Even though it is large, it is very easy to turn. It composts quickly and is up off the ground so that you can dump the contents into a wheel barrel placed underneath. Plus, it looks COOL.
So I saved my pennies FOR A YEAR and bought my own Duel Drum Composter (also known as a Compost Tumbler) – Just like Michelle’s!
When it arrived, I was beyond excited!
Unfortunately, it had twenty thousand little screws, but I managed to get it together all by myself. Although I do have an engineering degree, it was not complicated and I did not have to do any upper level math to complete the project! However, it took some time to assemble because there were so many darn screws and no one at home to help hold the drum in place while I was assembling.
The finished composter is AWESOME! It has two sections inside so that you can fill one and cook it while starting to fill the other side! One side is already full and the second side is about 90% full. So I am really using it! And that little puny black thing next to it is my old rotating composter. It is still a workhorse, but it just can’t even keep up with this MONSTER composter!