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Learn how to compost! You don't have to have a green thumb to successfully create a healthy compost bin in your own backyard. These instructions wil...
Gather the following materials: -pitchfork or rake -gloves -chicken wire (24 in x 10 ft) -zip ties/cable ties -gardening soil (1-2 bags of 40 lbs) -ho...
Choose a shady location in your backyard, preferably near a water source (e.g., a faucet).
Fasten chicken wire into a cylinder using plastic ties. This may require some assistance.
Weave wooden stakes through chicken wire to secure bin to the ground.
Secure bin by hammering stakes into the ground until bin is stable.
Add approximately 6 inches of leaves into the bin. Remember you don't have to make it exact.
Add a layer of soil, enough to cover the leaves.
Water lightly. Don't over water. Should be damp as a wrung-out sponge.
Alternate adding layers of leaves and soil, until the bin is half-way full.
Add compost materials to bin. Refer to list of "What to Compost" and "What Not to Compost."
Stir to incorporate compost, leaves, and soil together with pitchfork or rake.
Stir and water lightly a few days a week.
Continue to add compost materials to your bin, and enjoy this eco-friendly alternative to keep your garden growing!
Why does my compost smell bad? This could be caused by compaction. Solution : Aerate! Stir the mixture more often to create more air movement. Or, thi...
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