|~ red wigglers inside the tumbler ~|
I give my tumbler a few months to complete the composting process & allow the bugs & insects to get busy inside. I don't have a 'hot compost' - maybe if I covered the tumbler in the winter or paid more attention to the quantities of brown, green & other matter I toss in, it would do its thing more quickly.
|~ wheelbarrow full of sweet smelling black gold ~|
I now have a wheelbarrow full of yummy-goodness for the gardens. Then the skies opened back up & I had to cover up the wheelbarrow before it filled up with water & drowned all those wonderful red wigglers.
Hopefully the weather clears up soon, or else I'll have to transfer the compost to some totes to hold til later in the spring. I don't like applying the compost too early in the season - all those nutrients just wash away in the rain!
I now have an empty composter ready to be filled back up with kitchen & garden waste.