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  • Shredding??

    Created by Verne on
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    Verne
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    Just received and set up a "Compact CompostTumbler" and was wondering how "fine" plant material, etc should be shredded to be effective? Also, what is a good, reasonably inexpensive way to shred such material?

    Thanks,

    -Verne

    #13907 Reply

    Elizabeth
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    You can use a lawn mower, string trimmer, or leaf shredder to chop up plant material. I would think the lawn mower would be the cheapest way to shred, since you probably already have one. You might need to raise the mower's cutting height and then just run over the material a few times.

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    produce guy
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    I got one of these compost tumblers one year from a friend who was going over seas and wanted me to make compost for him.I stuck all the grass trimmings that the neighbors put out by the curb along with leaves and egg shells and lots of coffee grounds,along with some water and worms,the kind you buy off the internet.mixed them all up turned the handle evry other day and in about 5-6 months I had compost.If you want the worms to live longer ,don't leave yor tumbler out in the sun like I did,other than that it works really well,but it's to pricey for me.

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