Gardening Project–Compost Bins–April, 2019

Rob has been working on this 2-compartment compost bin. First, he had to scrounge up as much free lumber as he could. He says this is 95% reclaimed/recycled lumber. At our last place, he made a 3-compartment one for me. Here, I actually want 2 of these guys instead, because I want them in 2 different parts of the back yard garden. This one will be moved into place once I get done shoveling away the old compost that I have in a heap right now. The cool thing about these bins is that Rob makes the front boards removable. They are just set into a slot. Then, when it is full and the compost is ready, I just remove the top board or two, shovel out that compost, remove some more, etc, until I’m down to the bottom.

There is a screen between the 2 compartments to allow for more air flow.

Yesterday, he finished the first one. He was able to find some boards towards the second one today already! He just goes around to the wood manufacturers in our town, and picks through their “free” piles.

10 thoughts on “Gardening Project–Compost Bins–April, 2019”

    1. Thanks! I have already distributed several 5-gallon buckets of amazing compost I got when digging out the old heap to make room for this new system! There’s lots more, but I’m already so sore from what I got done today that I had to stop digging. I guess I won’t try to change careers to ditch-digger….I’d go broke:)

  1. That bin is so good! Well thought through and resourceful and I am only wishing for one as that is beyond my skill set! Yay, Rob!

    1. Thank you. He actually amazes me, even after all these years. He just goes out there with a pile of rejected boards, starts hammering, and I get wonderful things. I could not do that myself, but we all have our talents!

  2. Rob did a great job! I really like the new look on your blog. It has been ages since I visited and I can see I have a lot to catch up on. 🙂

    1. Thank you! Changing the blog was an agonizing, but rewarding process. It took me a long time to figure things out, and I still am working on it. I have so many more ideas of things to put on it, but sorry to say, I’m still really slow at it, and will have to go little by little as I have time. I love learning new things, though, once the initial confusion clears up a little. After all, a few years ago, I didn’t even know how to leave a comment on a blog!

    1. And, boy did I get some good compost from under the old pile. I’m slowly digging it up and distributing it in strategic places. It’s like gold to me!

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