Thursday, April 17, 2008

Frugal and Easy Compost Bin

I must preface this with the confession that I have not been a good compost-bin caretaker. I pretty much just throw whatever we have into the bin and ask my husband to turn it once or twice a year. Right now it is overflowing with all the perennials I pruned last week. It is, however, a great place to dump all the yard waste, prunings, spent garden plants, weeds, kitchen scraps, corn husks, etc. Any spilled dry dog food is also good, as it contains a high amount of nitrogen. You should not add sticks, eggs, meat, or kitchen grease.

To make a free compost bin, we used three pallets nailed together. You can typically find free pallets at warehouses. Sitting on their sides, they form a three-sided compost bin.


Lisa said...

What a great idea!

Latte Cannon said...

This is a great way to go green huh! I use my espresso grounds in my garden. I would like to add a concern I had about your compost...the preservatives in dry dog food are not good for humans. If you have a garden you may want to not put in the dog food in that compost.

Latte Cannon