Comments On - Compost Bins

I used to spread lime over my leaf compost. Does that really speed up the decomposition? Didn't seem to notice.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 4/20/2014 4:19:35 PM
I happen to maintain two types. One with just a pile of leaves raked in the fall. And, a second one in a trash barrel filled from kitchen scraps.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 9/18/2013 11:35:59 PM
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 3/10/2013 9:22:02 AM
Looks great!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 1/23/2013 11:58:36 PM
My favorite worm composter is the Worm Factory because it is efficient, odorless, and small enough to fit just about anywhere. I have mine in my pantry in my apartment. Check it out at www.naturesfootprintinc.com/worm-factory.
Posted: 12/19/2011 3:25:46 PM
I plan on setting up a vericomposter in the garage. I'll be stuck in a condo gardening with containers until I get settled on some property later next year, so a worm bin will work great for me. Good video attached if you click on "vericomosting" highlighted in the article above, on how to set up a worm bin.
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 12/5/2011 3:45:20 AM
I have a small tumbler because I got too lazy to walk up my hill & dump kitchen scraps in the yard clippings pile behind my shed. I love the tumbler but its no where near as fast at composting as the company claims it to be.
Frances, Fairburn, GA
Posted: 9/22/2011 1:33:19 PM
Who knew that turning waste into highly effective soil amendments would reduce landfill, increase backyard garden production and yield healthier, stronger, more disease-resistant plants? And to be able to do it in so many creative ways,WOW!

Great job, folks!
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 9/14/2011 7:32:46 AM
I have an old rubbermaid toter in my garage for verimcomposting. I like all the ideas here, especially the ones that the chickens also benefit from!
Kim, Lancaster, CA
Posted: 8/7/2011 1:50:42 PM
We're using a 55 gallon metal barrel.
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 8/2/2011 5:03:43 AM
My composting area is nothing more than a pile of stuff on the ground in the corner of the yard. It just lays there slowly composting all year. In the spring I dig the top two to three feet off the top and scoop out the bottom layer of great compost. Then return the top layer to the compost area and start putting all the summer and fall compost material into the pile. Works for me.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 5/30/2011 5:10:32 AM
i, i, CA
Posted: 5/8/2011 11:57:57 PM
They all look like great setups!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/5/2011 11:42:13 PM
Who knew there was a "Compost Awareness Week?" What a great concept.
Bubba, Boulder City, NV
Posted: 5/5/2011 7:57:11 AM
What a great collection of different ideas all doing the same thing.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 5/3/2011 3:25:07 PM
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