Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Compost bin

We've been composting for awhile now, it's so easy, cuts down on our household waste and contributes to making great healthy soil for our vegetable garden. 

We use an old wheelie bin, cut off at the bottom and placed in a corner of the garden, it has a lid so it's not smelly and at the end of every Winter we can easily lift the whole bin off and move it to another spot around the garden.

Items that can be composted include,

Fruit and vegetable peelings and scraps

Dryer lint

shredded paper and cardboard

Egg shells

old tea bags and coffee grounds

dry leaves, and grass clippings can also be composted.

Every now and then I water the compost to keep it nice and moist and add a layer of paper, or hay.

We add worms we find around the garden and stick the pitch fork in every now and then to turn it over and help it compost down. At the beginning of Spring, I will mix this lot in with the soil in our vegetable garden.

It's so easy, minimizes house hold waste and makes for the best rich soil. Win, Win I'd say!



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