Videos

I decided to put my Youtube videos in one place for easier viewing.  If you have any suggestions for videos that I need to make, let me know.

Top 3 Simple Home Composting Methods:

Collecting Worm Castings…and the Other Stuff

Does Adding Worms to Your Compost Bin Make a Difference?

How to Compost Weeds Effectively

Plastics In Compost: Where Is It Coming From?

Is  Composting Indoors a Good Idea?

The #1 Secret to Get Your Compost Pile Cooking!

How to Compost in Small Spaces Using a Trash Can:

The #1 Composting System: A Compost Bin:

The #1 Composting System: A Compost Bin.

Yukchuk Kitchen Food Scrap Collector Review:

Yukchuk Kitchen Food Scrap Collector Review

Worm Inn MEGA Review:

Worm Inn MEGA Review

Why Are My Worms Trying To Escape?

Why Are My Worms Trying To Escape?

Help My Compost Pile! #1 – Red Frog Beach, Panama

Help My Compost Pile! #1 – Red Frog Beach, Panama

Anaerobic Composting – Is It Worth It?

Anaerobic Composting – Is It Worth It?

Anaerobic Composting – How Does It Work?

Anaerobic Composting – How Does It Work?

How to Make Balcony Composting Even Easier in 15 Minutes or Less:

How to Make Balcony Composting Even Easier in 15 Minutes or Less

How to Start Balcony Composting in 15 Minutes or Less:

How to Start Balcony Composting in 15 Minutes or Less

How to Make a Fruit Fly Trap For Two Dollars:

How to Make a Fruit Fly Trap For Under Two Dollars

Clash of the Composts! vol. 2:

The Clash of the Composts! vol. 2

Top Tips for Composting at Home:

Top Tips on How to Make Compost at Home

Do I Need More Than One Compost Tumbler to Make Compost?

Do I Need More Than One Compost Tumbler?

When is Your Compost Ready to Use?

When is Your Compost Ready to Use?

What Are These Bugs in My Kitchen Compost Bin?

What Are These Bugs in My Kitchen Compost Bin?

How to Build A Worm Composting Bin in 15 Minutes or Less:

How To Build A Worm Composting Bin In Under 15 Minutes

You Just Composted WHAT? – Part 1

You Just Composted WHAT? – Part 1

You Just Composted WHAT? – Part 2

You Just Composted WHAT? – part 2

Can I Put Citrus Fruit in my Compost?

Can I Put Citrus Fruit In My Compost?

The Clash of the Composts!

The Clash of the Composts!

An Often Overlooked Advantage of Composting is…

An Often Overlooked Advantage of Compost Is…

Can Worms Compost Latex Condoms?

Can Worms Compost Latex Condoms?

The #1 Secret to Simple Vermicomposting: The Worm Inn!

Worm Inn MEGA Review

12 thoughts on “Videos”

  1. Your videos are pretty cool. I wonder how much longer the composting will be if I don’t shred the browns or chop the greens? I don’t have a shredder and don’t want to use blender to mix the greens. Also when you say 1 to 3 ratio, is it by volume or by weight? Thanks.

    1. A fair bit longer. More importantly, the quality won’t be as good…unshredded browns lead to sloppy, slimy piles that are hard to get air circulating through. Do the best you can with shredding all your materials for compost and you’ll see much better results. A little shredding goes a long way!

    2. Regarding ratio, I would say volume is a good way to measure it. I wouldn’t get too caught up in it. It’s better to have too much browns and a slow pile than to have a slimy pile of greens.

  2. Tyler,
    what do you do for brown when the one tree in your yard is out of dry leaves? I use a tumbler about that size and have trouble figuring out what else to put in it. i know what other things to use but dont really know how much to use.

    1. I shred up cardboard and to a lesser extent paper from time to time to mix it up. You want at least twice as much browns as greens. I’d rather overdo the browns than have a slimy mass that needs work to get it rebalanced.

  3. I’ve been using the apple cider vin and dish soap all week mostly for gnats and possibly fruit flies. So far caught 3 of the little suckers but I can’t tell which is a gnat and which is a fruitfly. Should it work for both bugs?

  4. I have always had a compost pile in the yard before. I started this compost 2 years ago and this is the first time I have composted in a tumbler like your black one. I juice daily putting the juice pulp in it and first it was way too wet with a ton of bugs and so I put a bunch of leaves, shedded paper and egg shells in it. Now it is well over a year later and it is dry and clumpy, with big clumps the size of walnuts. The egg shells haven’t broken down at all. I have just left it alone all cold miserable winter. I know it needs moisture . Should i put the juice pulp in it daily for a while or add water or what . I am a little overwhelmed. It obviously is not cooking.

    1. Hi Rissa,

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the tumbler.

      Are your leaves shredded, and are there twice as much of the paper/leaves as there is food waste?

      I would add enough material to fill at least half of the tumbler if not more. Once you add the material, I would let it sit and avoid tumbling it as well. This will let the pile build some heat without being disrupted.

  5. Hi, Tyler~~
    I’m doing a diy compost bin from a plastic storage bin. I’m ready to start! Do I need to add browns each time I add food scraps to my bin? Also~ how often do I need to mix/stir it up? Each time I add to it?
    This is a patio project; I live in an apartment. I started container gardening last Spring and I’m hooked! I’m serious about being organic and “green”. Would you happen to have a list of items you can compost? I want to tape it to the wall in my kitchen so my husband will know what to do. Thanks!!!~~~Karen

  6. Hi Tyler!
    We are ready to start composting in our balcony. We will give the two cat litter bin a try. Will we need to add worms at some point? I wasn’t sure about it from the video. Any tips would be great.

    Thanks!

    Rodriguez family

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