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Rotary Trommel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Nov 17, 2015. 13 Replies

Wondering if anyone has any experience with a garden size trommel? Looking at building one, would rather borrow one though ;) look fwd to your comments!

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Dave Riley replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"I don't compost...least not consciously or aerobically. I rot down. It's the lazy-gardener-me....a lot of stuff I pass through the back end of a chook. Composting may cook weed seeds and is a quick way to foster the microbia but I gather…"
Nov 17, 2015
Elaine de Saxe replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"There's divisions of opinion on what constitutes 'compost'! Just searching now with "CSIRO + compost" to find buckets of info. As usual, drowning in info. Since there's such interest in Microbes and Compost, we're…"
Nov 17, 2015
Jeff Kiehne replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"I composted all the tree trimmings shredded  with grass clippings  and shredded paper and card board  did not have any manure .Compost heap got hot but after several months lots of  dry wood still visible   and for the…"
Nov 17, 2015
george s replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"For my self-watering planters I use considerable amounts of graded coal ash. Grading with hand held sieves is slow work. At present I use 4mm aperture for my work. Happy to borrow if available.  "
Nov 17, 2015
Elaine de Saxe replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"I see. But the 'compost' is dust-dry. Finished compost is humus: it is soft, fluffy and damp. It is the most perfect plant food and really does not need to be disturbed. I note the 'compost' used by whats-his-name on Gardening…"
Nov 17, 2015
Lissa replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"No doubt you have your reasons and I don't mean to criticise but why do you feel you need to screen your compost Travis? Rocks? Surely it would be better to leave it undisturbed and use it as it comes. Curious why you would go to all this…"
Nov 17, 2015
Travis Heyen replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
Nov 17, 2015
Travis Heyen replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"Hi Guys, Thanks for your comments/responses.  I guess I will be getting my DIY on!  Thanks for the book suggestions Elaine, I will definitely look them up :)    Whilst I'm not a 100%, must be organic type of gardener, my…"
Nov 16, 2015
Elaine de Saxe replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"Blimey! Overkill for a garden bed. My reservations are above … am interested to know what the next move will be."
Nov 16, 2015
Lissa replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"Here's some images for ROTARY TROMMEL. I've never heard of anyone on BLF using one Travis. Don't think you will have much luck borrowing one here. Also wondering about your proposed use for the machine?"
Nov 16, 2015
Elaine de Saxe replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"Right, thank you. Why do you want to do that for gardening? It sounds as though the soil profile and all its microbes will be disturbed and the microbes killed. Just turning the soil over will kill the microbes. There may be good reasons for you to…"
Nov 16, 2015
Travis Heyen replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"Hi Elaine, it is a piece of equipment used often on farms (and gold prospecting) to sieve soil into a fine grade."
Nov 16, 2015
Elaine de Saxe replied to Travis Heyen's discussion Rotary Trommel
"What is it?"
Nov 15, 2015
Travis Heyen posted a discussion

Rotary Trommel

Wondering if anyone has any experience with a garden size trommel? Looking at building one, would rather borrow one though ;) look fwd to your comments!
Nov 15, 2015
Andrew Cumberland left a comment for Travis Heyen
"Welcome Travis. Hope you enjoy the site. Feel free to ask, if you have any questions."
Nov 14, 2015
Travis Heyen is now a member of Brisbane Local Food
Nov 14, 2015

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About me:
Supplimenting my food and enjoying the lifestyle of an edible & native Brisbane garden.
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Edible plants, herbs, native flowers, permiculture ... enjoyment
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At 20:46 on November 14, 2015, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome Travis. Hope you enjoy the site. Feel free to ask, if you have any questions.

 
 
 

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