This is a nice-looking bin
This is my “long-term” backyard composting bin. It currently has all the used paper plates and corn-based forks & cups from my recent wedding.
This is where I will put all of the so-called “compostable” plastics I get that in actuality take many years to biodegrade.
I mixed some leaves in there, I’ll keep turning it every week or so with a pitchfork, and perhaps in about 5 years or it’ll be nice garden-ready compost!
A picture worth a thousand words.
From a NY Times article.
I love a healthy ecosystem
Deutscher Muelleimer!! Check out the latest technology in undersink trash containers in Northern Germany….. notice how there are compartments for trash-trash, recycling of different sorts AND compost….. slides in an out like a big drawer, shelf above for cleaning supplies and other undersink needs!… SEHR logisch!!
I need one of these for my new house.
Submitted by ninaprettyballerina:
Beyond the Puck: Andrew Ference of the Boston Bruins, composting with his daughter (Ava? I think)
I’m a homeowner!
This means that I can finally have a backyard composting bin! It will not be geared for worms, although our soil is so full of worms that they will certainly migrate in.
In addition to leaves and grass clippings, I will be composting all our plain brown cardboard, as well as used tissues & paper towels (that were not used to wipe up chemicals or anything). I’ll turn it every week or so with my new pitchfork (pictured).
I still need to attach the roof.
Earthworms: Where being slimy isn’t all bad
Our new compost bin at the Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home Garden
hey all…here’s me and pete tearing up damp newspaper and cardboard for our new vermiculture bins. we ordered 2000 redworms from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm, and they arrived in great condition! essentially what we did was take two 10 gallon rubbermaid tubs with lids, punch a lot of holes in the sides, bottom and lid, and fill the bottom with damp newspaper and cardboard.
we added a few handfuls of peat moss to give the worms grit to help them digest our food waste, and then added about a quarter pound of food to start. hopefully they’ll get into breeding and we’ll be able to feed them more…1000 worms are supposed to be able to do a pound a week. i’m a little worried about the heat; we’re keeping the worms in the shipping container where it’s nice and cool, but we’ll see how it goes.
so, there’s that! the worms seem pretty happy so far…
I love the site of a pile of vegetable scraps!
a newfound respect for Burger King
Wow, that is indeed very cool. I hope they choose to put these in every store
I decided that I had to give worm composting a try.
I called my sister countless times to make sure I got it all right. How many worms did you start with? What kind of bin do I need? Are my drainage holes too big? Are my worms too small? How do I know if I’m feeding them too much? I’m sure that all of the answers could have been found on the internet, but I was taking a big step and needed the kind of hand-holding that only she could provide. All the way from Boston, she talked me through what turned out to be a pretty painless process.
It was so simple, it can be pretty much wrapped up in the pics…
Starter Bin w/Ventilation and Drainage Holes
Worm-Ready Bin w/Newspaper and Soil
My Lil’ Wigglas… Awaiting Their Big Move
Welcome home boys and girls!
Hope you guys like green beans!!!
G’Night… Now go make Mama some of that Black Gold
And here’s Stella… reminding us that, as always, she helped
So I guess now all there is to do is wait… Thanks again, Meg!
Well done! Looks just like the bin we have here in our office
A good read. Much of that I already knew, but I didn’t know that walnut shells have a chemical toxic to some plants.
And I think you are fine to compost bread, pasta, and rice, but do so sparingly.