|Project by hjt||posted 11-18-2009 06:10 AM||4295 views||13 times favorited||18 comments|
06/2010 – just found more photos of this project – those during the build.
I got the plans on line after doing a “google” search for compost bins. I made this in 2007 and was my first project – a rather simple one at that. But two years later… it’s still standing!
The idea is that you put fresh items in the first bin and let it sit for 6 weeks or more as you add to it. We use all kitchen scraps except meat products, yard clippings, paper from the shredder, and of course saw dust. After 6 weeks or so (more in the cooler months) you turn the first bin into the second. During the next 6+ weeks you add fresh to bin one and again after 6 + weeks, you turn bin two into bin 3 and the first bin into the second. The third bin is the usable compost.
I’m going by memory, the unit is about 10’ long X 3’ deep so each bins are about 3 X 3.
My wife is very please and so is veggie garden.
If I had to do it all over again, I would not have placed it so close to the fence. I may pull all of the compost out after this summer and move it a little out.