* Hinky compost bin

Posted on January 23rd, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Home and Garden.

Yard work of the weekend: drilling holes in a garbage can for use as a compost bin. The giant bin of dead/decomposing stuff I cleaned out from our ornamental grasses will be the first material to feed to it.

btw, I’ve renamed the “home” post category to “home and garden” now that we’ve got a yard to take care of. It needs quite a bit of work, so hopefully that’ll feed the blog. My mom got me a neat garden journal/organizer for Christmas, where I’ve been keeping track of stuff, but I realized craftlog would be good for some of that too. :)

4 Responses to “Hinky compost bin”

  1. Karen in Delano Says:

    Re “feed the blog”… yeah, my garden not only fed my blog, it took it over. (Unlike my house, my plants improve even when I’m not actively doing something, so even when I’m lazy I get blog fodder.)

  2. Jessica! Says:

    i had no idea you could make a compost bin like that! do you ‘feed’ it for one year then use it the next? the books always say you have to turn and stir it, but i never do.

  3. maitreya Says:

    That’s one nice thing about it: to mix the compost, we’re just going to use bungee cords to secure the lid and then roll it around a little bit. Once it fills up, we’ll probably need another one to feed while this one cooks.

  4. Tinuviel Kruse Says:

    Many moons ago my husband made one just like that. It was great!


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