Composting for beginners

I really enjoy making my own compost. Recycling my own yard waste into a beautiful compost to use back on my own garden gives me a great feeling inside.

How to start a compost bin

  • Collect food scraps like potatoes skins, fruits, all green vegetable left overs, coffee grounds, tea bags remove the staple and even egg shells
  • Collect yard waste like grass, brown leaves, weeds and small branches
  • Choose a place to make your compost in the shade if possible.
  • layer the compost mix as described in the video below
  • Add water
  • Wait and Aerate every other day
  • Enjoy fresh beautiful compost for your flower beds or vegetable gardens

How do I learn how do you compost?

I have added a video below that shows the process to make compost, each type of material that can be use to start and maintain your own compost pile. The correct amounts of each material along with the correct watering and turning times.

How to start a compost bin

  • Pick your location to start your compost bin
  • Use the pile method, build or buy a compost bin
  • Add in composting material
  • Lightly water
  • Rotate every other day until the material is darken in color, broken down into small particles and smells like earth

How to make compost bin

I created my own compost bins out of used wood pallets. I created a two bay system using seven pallets. Wooden pallets turned on their sides provide perfect ventilation strips for air to pass threw to help the composting process.

Compost bin plans using wooden pallets DIY

Three bay system using wooden pallets

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Different types of composting bin options

Algreen Products Soil Saver Classic Compost bin

Compost Bin by GEOBIN – 216 Gallon, Expandable, Easy Assembly

EJWOX Garden Compost Bin

Backyard vegetable garden ideas Blog post

Please have a look at my blog post on backyard vegetable garden ideas

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