As our preparations for the summer garden begin and with the economy in the dump, we decided to offer up some of our gardening tips for those wanting to save a bit on their
grocery bills by starting a backyard garden. We all need vegies for our shish-kabobs, and nothing tastes better than those fresh from the garden.
The first tip we will offer up is to build yourself a compost tumbler. Compost is result of decomposed organic material. You can create your own and it's a great soil amendment
that you can never add too much of to your garden. The traditional method of composting is piling layers of kitchen scraps,leaves,grass clippings, manure or straw in a make shift pile in the back yard.
You then water this and turn the pile and mix it with a pitch fork every few weeks and eventually you have compost. This is a great way to create compost if you live in the country and
a young man with the strenght to turn the pile, but if like me you live in an urban area with restrictions on outdoor compost bins, then you might want to use a compost tumbler
to create this garden gold known as compost. These tumblers contain the material keeping animals and pests away from your compost and make it easier to mix your organic materials.
There are commercial models available such as the Tumbleweed Composter
or Envirocycle Composter
but if you're mechanically inclined you can build one from recycled materials. Check the video above for more information.