Yesterday I bought a composter! I was thinking about a small composter for my new garden over 2 weeks. I usually have a big, huge compost pole, no - compost field at the very end of my yard in the woods.
I am collecting leaves and other brown-green stuff over 3 years, but maybe I am too lazy / busy, I know, maybe I have too many leaves, maybe because of the woods shade, the decomposting process is very slow, and pile is big and not high enough.
I call it my compost mine. I do not turn it, just damp leaves each time in different places.
In fall 2010 we got a huge harvest of .... acorns!
I know I can do better than that, I understand it and usually I have enough partially decomposting
material for my flower beds. This year I put some stuff in wire bins, I
hope it may helps to speed the process.
And I think that have a small compost pile next to the garden is a good
idea, I was thinking about making a bin from trash can, but I still
have to buy a trash can. Maybe I can make a 3-bin-system, but I still
buy the lumber or pallets, and I do not think the 3-bins will be very
And yesterday I sow this one, on sale for only $30! The new small trash can cost 19.99! and there are holes for air, side doors for compost. It looks very nice to me.
I filled it with last fall leaves, some compost, and kitchen scrap, watered it. I promise to turn it each other day and in a month I will make a report what's going on.