This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

new compost bins

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About a month ago, my husband made me a pair of new compost bins. They are beautiful!! A big improvement over the 5 little round plastic ones I had before.

The photos show how he made them. Slats are spaced 1 inch. The front panel sits in a slot at the bottom and it then held in place with a removable screw and bolt. In the spring, I will remove the front panels to turn and use the compost. A really nice feature is that he made a step on the side of each so I can get up inside easier if I need to retrieve something or compress the compost.

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Anonymous Ralph said...

Good design, well executed.

Since I had old wooden stakes and wire mesh fencing sections lying around, I drilled ground holes using a power augur to seat the stakes firmly and stapled the fencing sections in place around them.

The result was long rectangles having dimensions of an Indore Pile, see https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0878579915.

July 02, 2015 7:31 AM

 

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