Composting

by Christina on April 10, 2010

Our garden is slowly growing!

Weekend project: make a compost bin.

It seems pretty easy (thanks to another useful wikiHow!):

  • Get a plastic bin with tight lid (to keep bugs out and soil moist)
  • Drill 8-10 small holes in the bottom and 8-10 small holes in lid (for aeration)
  • Put some shredded newspaper or dry leaves at the bottom, fill ~1/8-1/4 full
  • Place dirt on top of the newspaper/leaves until bin is 1/2 full
  • Keep compost bin in a shady area
  • Place food scraps/paper products in compost bin
  • Cover food scraps with dirt
  • Stir bin every other day (keep moist with water if needed)
  • Within 2-3 months, you can use compost to cover flower beds, pot soil, sprinkle on grass, etc!

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Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 12:39 am

Do you compost coffee grounds? A coffee shop near my office gives away it's used grounds for composting. it seems like it would make it smell good!

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Christina April 13, 2010 at 1:02 am

Yeah we did put them in! Not sure it makes it smell much better though… maybe I should try putting in more.

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