So how often should you turn your compost on your new handy tumbler?

There are a couple specific instances:

  • When the compost is too dry, you should add food scraps and turn it.
  • When the compost is too wet, you should add some dry carbon material like leaves, wood chips, or paper and turn it.
  • If the compost isn't heating up, turn it.

But how will you know all these specific moisture and temperature levels? I am working on a compost optimization system with the Circuit Playground Express as we speak. That will take into account all these readings and let you know when it's time to turn the compost. Stay tuned!

This guide was first published on Jun 27, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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