Compost piles


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I'll use some of the used soil from containers as I switch it out. I just harvested sweet potato so I have about 20 gal of soil from that.
 
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I could do a bunch of compost but most things like leaves I just pile in my old garden plot and till once the trees have pretty much stopped dropping.

No way will I ever have lawn clippings as I mow my grass tall and only take off about a third each time and chop those clippings up good to fal back in the lawn.

So what remains is house hold scraps and not to awful many of those either. Egg shells, tea bags, bananna peels, some veggie trimmed ends and bits and pieces of other things. This up cvoming week I will have culiflower leaves I trimmed off.

So an easy composter for me was a platform, 55 gallon steel drum that leaked so wasn't any goot to transport gasoline to our cabin in. Some (4) indrustral caster wheels, 3 hinges and a bolt latch.

Cut a door out add the hinges and bolt latch. Set on casters, fill with house scraps and close up the door. every so often spin the barrel. Since it takes me so long to get enough stuff to fill the barrel even half way i empty the goodies out about every 6 months. I try to do it in the early spring before I turn the raised beds and in the fall and use it to top dress the raised beds.

There are you tubes of simular set ups useing the plastic 55 gallon barrels with a couple different designs.

:D Al
 

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