Build Your Own Compost

Build Your Own Compost

How we build our compost bin:

Removed the sod (3-4 inches deep).  Level the area by removing the sod to frame in your area. Use 2×4′s for the four corner posts and 1×6′s (Deck boards) to frame it by attaching to the four corner posts.  Currently it is two deck boards high.  You can add an additional deck board as you need additional space.

How to Compost:

Composting your own organic fertilizer starts with a bin. You can purchase a ready-made bin or you can make your own as we did.  You will place into your compost bin only natural and biodegradable items. You can include vegetables and fruit scraps, eggs shells, coffee grinds. Be sure to never include meat, dairy or bread. You can also place leaves, grass clippings, newspaper (tear or shred for best result) and mulch/bark.

Now the wait begins. As the items decompost the only thing you will need to do is take a pitchfork and “turn” the pile every week or so. The worms will get to work turning the items to a rich compost that will become the perfect fertilizer for your garden, flower bed or yard!

Not only is composting great for your garden it is a great experience for your children to take part of!  Do you compost or are you considering it?  We would love to hear about your experience!