Some discarded green onion roots are sprouting in my compost bin. Hmmm, that's not good is it? Or is that normal? I should have put some black plastic over the top of the compost bin this winter, but I didn't think of that until Saturday when I saw the onions. I'm going to give it a good turn this week, and then finally put that plastic down. The onions won't sprout if there isn't sun. Ha!
On Sunday Chip and I visited my grandparents for Easter. We drove up to Koscuisko for lunch with my mom's side of the family, and then we made our way across the county to the Bishop Family Egg Hunt. After we found a few eggs (there is a hunt for the kiddies and a more difficult hunt for the adults) we drove down the hill to my other granny's. The men watched the Memphis vs. Mississippi State basketball game (Chip was the only guy pulling for Memphis), and the ladies talked. And we talked. And we talked. I love those country weekends.
My grandmother and I got to talking about my garden, and she had some good advice for me. I complained about how it is taking seemingly forever for the compost to be "ready". She thinks that I should probably start another compost pile. I only have one now, and I'm adding new stuff to it every day. The compost will be "ready" much faster if I leave it alone for awhile, and I can't leave it alone if I have only one bin. What would I do with all that kitchen waste?
So, I am thinking about getting a tumbler. I like the idea of getting a tumbler because I hear they are supposed to work faster. Hopefully I could load up some of that not-quite-ready compost into the tumbler and have the brown gold I've been hoping for in only a few weeks.
Who out there has a compost tumbler? What do you think of it? Do they work as good as all the ads claim? Or, if you have only one bin like me, what's your secret for getting the stuff ready quicker? I need help!
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