DIY Composting


DIY Composting

Do you have a compost bin?

Composting is one of the best ways to nourish your gardens. It is also a nice way to reduce the waste you put in the garbage. Think about how many organic clippings, peels and rotten items you throw out weekly. Now, think about what you could be diverting that the garbage, and making it benefit your yard.

Here is a simple Composting Guide. Tips on what to use and what NOT to use, as well as some tougher items to compost.

Below this diagram there are DIY Compost bin ideas and a couple links to purchase bins as well. I just ordered our bin! Can’t wait for the benefits next summer in our veggie garden.


Now that you know what to compost and what not to compost, check out these ideas for building your own compost bin.

From Practically Functional: How to build a Compost Bin

From the Prudent Garden: DIY Compost Tumbler

So, maybe you want to start right away and not build yourself. Here are a few ideas of bins you can purchase.

I just ordered this composter for our yard.

KoolScapes CSS-50 50-Gallon Kyoto Gallon Composter
SALE: $65 (Was:$306)
(This is the one I ordered, great deal!!)


Here’s a Tumbling variety.
Yimby IM4000 Dual Chamber Tumbling Composter, Colour Black
Buy for $99.95

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