Is it necessary to buy one of those expensive compost bins? I want to start composting tomorrow so I would love it if I didn't have to buy one! I'd love any other tips you guys have about composting too.
i started composting in a far corner of my backyard....made a corner with leftover bricks and that is that....i drop alot in and water once a while, turn all of it over once a week and im waiting for results...hahahah
i read that it could take up to 2yrs to get compost but at least im doing my part...lol
there is no smell what so ever!!! i had started in a regular plastic recycling back (with holes in the sides) but with all the rain that we got , the water was staying in the back and there was a awfull smell coming from it so, i decided to empty all of it on the ground.....so far so good.
i haven't started composting but i'm interested in starting. we started our garden for this first time since going green and kind. but my husband is repulsed by the idea of composting, weird huh. i hate to waste so in the beantime i'm keeping bits and pieces to make veggie stock. alton brown on food network had a great show on how to make it.
My Hubby made us a Compost Tumbler out of an old barrel that we were given from a farm friend. This is our first season using it and we already have lots of black goodness for our garden and have made some compost tea. Of course our garden isn't doing so good as this is only our second year and we have really bad soil. Going to mix in the compost for fall crops and see if we do better.
BUT, we've saved at least one garbage bag full a week if not two, since we don't have a disposal, we have to throw away all those peels and rinds.
We decided to opt out of the open type because of animals in our area. As long as you have enough Green (grass clippings) Brown (mulch/hay type stuff) and Kitchen Scraps, it is supposed to do its thing....
Here is a pic of my Boys checking out the compost:
I don't have a yard, but want to compost my kitchen waste. Can you compost with just kitchen scraps? I've seen indoor composters online that are supposed to be odor-free, so I was hoping to put one in my garage. Any advice? (I plan to offer the compost to friends or on Freecycle.)
I have noticed over the past few days that I am accumulating a lot of veggie pieces (such as ends, little brown bits, etc), and this thread has been helpful! We used to have a composter at our old house, but never thought of having one at our house here (weird!!!). I am making a to-do list for this weekend, and I will be buying a garbage can to make a composter! Every little bit helps.