Well, our “spider” DIY compost sifter video has now received over 7,000 views! The original video was not very detailed and there were some questions. So, we made another, longer and more detailed video to demonstrate how well it works.
Click here to see the original video as well as numerous pictures and construction notes. In that video, we were using the course (1/2″) screen and we were sifting the wood chip mulch we got from the county recycling center. After a couple of months, we added rabbit manure until it was about 20% of the compost and turned the pile. After a couple more months and a few more turns, we are now ready to use the compost. However, before we use it, we wanted to sift it again, this time with the fine (1/4″) screen.
We knew it would work well, but even we are shocked at how well it worked and how beautiful the finished product was. Certainly, the garden is going to love this fabulous compost! In this video, we setup the spider, demonstrate its use, and sift a wheel barrel full of fine compost for use primarily in making compost tea. Wow, doesn’t it work fabulously! Enjoy