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Every year our staff of gardening experts pick their top 4 products from our inventory of more than 1,000 different products. The Tumbleweed is a member of that very short list.
The vertical tumbling action of the patented Tumbleweed Compost Bin, designed with a stainless steel rod
running through the middle, creates an aerobic action that offers a quick and odorless form of composting. It also has sturdy, galvanized tubular steel legs that won't rust
that hold up the composter. The steel in these legs is made with recycled metal (as available). The recycled content varies between 17 and 20 percent.
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This has quickly become our favorite compost tumbler
! It will take you about 10 or 15 minutes to fully assemble it
, using only your hands and a pocket screwdriver.
To get started composting, just throw some material into the Tumbleweed compost bin and give it a spin. When the composter gets full and heavy, you can push down on one side and pull up on the other and still make it tumble without much effort at all.
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We were impressed with the way the stainless steel rod through the center helped quickly break down the material
in the composter with just a few turns, improving the already good compost tumbling action.
Many people prefer tumbling composters because the design makes it easy to keep the compost turned and aerated
. A well-aerated bin helps break down materials into ready compost faster.Not sure this the right compost bin for you? Take a look at Lars' helpful article, Composter Reviews: Lars's Quick Picks .
A daily spin will produce earthy dark brown compost in as few as 21 days
. Your specific composting time depends on your mix of materials, moisture of the compost, weather, etc. For the best results, we suggest using 75% dry ingredients (leaves, grass clippings, shredded newspaper) and 25% moist waste (vegetable scraps, dead flowers, etc). The composter will work with any blend of organic materials, but it may take longer to complete the process.
The tumbling composter comes with complete instructions
on how to make compost.
The composter has two animal-resistant twist lock vented lids at either end
that allow for easy filling and emptying of the bin while producing maximum aeration.
Constructed of a heavy duty UV-protected polypropylene plastic, the assembled bin stands 46" high, 26" wide, 34" deep. It has a 58 gallon capacity
(otherwise measured as 7 to 8 cubic feet, or approximately 6.2 bushels) and weighs just 22 lbs when empty.
Not the rotating composter you're looking for? Take a look at the new Spin Bin compost tumbler
Learn more about compost
here.Our Composting Accessory Kit is a great way to get a jump start on composting.
Save by purchasing the accessories together -- they would cost $70 plus shipping if purchased separately.Assembly instructions
To watch a video on how to assemble the Tumbleweed, click here