Wednesday, February 18, 2009

And there were scraps....

After such a rainy weekend it was good to see the sun peek back out. Even though it rained - I was able to make a compost bin. It is small - approx 3.5 x 3 .5 at the base. To begin with I have coffee grounds, orange peels, egg shells, onion and celery scrap, leaves and a little soil on top. The compost should not contain any meats or cooked/prepared foods. It's really hard to believe that all this scrap will make such a rich mixture for the gardens.

2 comments:

Heather said...

I have two compost bins and I love them both differently. For my birthday one year my husband got me a Mantis Twin chamber compost tumbler. I love this although it doesn't really make brown gold in 14 days. More like 6 weeks. But that is still way faster than my pile method which makes it in 2 years. Both work great. I hope yours is fantastic and yeilds nicely. I learned to crush my egg shells as they don't break down in the composter. Best of luck!
-Heather

Becca's Dirt said...

Hey thanks for the tips. I am new to some of the gardening stuff. Even though I have gardened most of my life on a small scale. I am learning. Do know what I should add to my compost to encourage it to make mush faster or better.