Instructables: exploring - compost - featured Sat, 4 Jul 2015 01:32:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 Compost Tea for Hydroponics and More...
Compost Tea for Hydroponics and More... - More DIY How To Projects]]> bitsandbots These instructions are for encouraging living beneficial bacterial to take-up residence in your plant's roots.NOT RECOMMENDED FOR STERILE HYDROPONICSTo begin your compost tea, you must start with a good compost. Best results come from the Ancient Forest ready-made compost from gardening centers, but...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 11:02:22 PDT
How-To: Customize Your Compost Bin
How-To: Customize Your Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> MyFixitUpLife Compost bins are a perfect way to re-utilize all those kitchen and yard scraps for a new purpose, to help create a more gorgeous garden.When we built our compost bin, we decided to create a simple, yet custom design that fits in perfectly with our yard and style. Detail We added a little detail t...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:06:07 PDT
Rotating Bin Composter
Rotating Bin Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Verga This is a rotating /revolving bin composter also known as a batch composter. Warning: Woodworking is inherently dangerous. You are using sharp tools some of them spinning at large RPM's. You need to be wearing eye protection at all times, hearing protection as needed and because you are going to be ...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:57:46 PDT
My Composting Toilet
My Composting Toilet - More DIY How To Projects]]> gunguru My tiny bathroom has less than 16 sq ft of room! Originally, my plan was to buy a commercial toilet. But as we saw how small the room was going to be we started looking at other options. Commercial composting toilets are pretty large to say the least! They usually sit higher and you almost need a st...
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:51:26 PDT
$2 DIY compost thermometer build
$2 DIY compost thermometer build - More DIY How To Projects]]> afraser-kruck Here are some basic instructions on how to build a $2 compost thermometer using readily available supplies. It looks crappy (in a good rustic kind of way), but works great and uses few materials.You really don't need to read this... I like this design because it's pretty functional, reaches the corr...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:03 PDT
Coffee collector
Coffee collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laurens Ulser Cafes and restaurants can store their coffee grounds so compost can be made out of it. This coffee collector has been designed to prevent mould on the (wet) coffee grounds. Restaurant personnel can empty the content of their portafilter in this box or they can fill it with the grounds from their co...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:16:00 PDT
The strangest wooden compost box ever.
The strangest wooden compost box ever. - More DIY How To Projects]]> cart562 So my friend and his family had just moved into their new home not too long ago, and his aunt wanted us to build a compost box for a garden this spring. I like to help out with what I can so I went over there and the adventure began. This is just another way to make a compost bin that is probably a...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 20:00:02 PDT
How I turned a laundry bag into a flow through worm bag
How I turned a laundry bag into a flow through worm bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> metqa I was inspired by Amy Youngs instructable about making a felt version of a flow through worm inn. But I don't have all the tools to do the wood work that the frame requires, and I'm cheap. So while out shopping and looking for a cheaper alternative than buying a cord stop from Joannes, I figured I'd...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:18:53 PST
Compost Tumbler
Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> runnoutt This is another easy project. It will provide great nutrients for our garden and less waste in our garbage... Tools - Parts Parts came to be around $40. That's $10 for the barrel.. Connecting - Cutting I cut the wood 5' long and 4' high. Perfect Fit So the reason I made it so tall and wide ...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2009 17:01:34 PDT
Simple DIY Wormery (IKEA Hack)
Simple DIY Wormery (IKEA Hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Benji101 I had to create a wormery for a lifestyle project unit that I took, as part of my degree. I didnt want to buy one because they are quite expensive for a student! This one costs around £15 if you already have the tools! My design is a Frankenstein version of various designs  that I have seen on the ...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:38:29 PST
Dog Waste Digester Bin
Dog Waste Digester Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> erich_870 Having a dog and little kids means there is a lot of dog poo to be picked up to keep the yard clean and the kids safe from illness and parasites. I decided to use an old HDPE barrel to build a dog waste digester.  I'll place the dog poo in the digester and add bacteria from time to time to break the...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:12:28 PDT
2 Bin Compost Corral
2 Bin Compost Corral - More DIY How To Projects]]> primitive21 Use landscape timbers and rebar to create a sturdy 2 bin compost system. Use it to collect yard waste and save you valuable trips to the landfill. You can save time, gas and have great compost to use in the garden afterward. Tools & Materials Before beginning its best to make sure you have the ne...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 10:12:24 PDT
Free composter for beginners
Free composter for beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> aaahotdog This project was entirely made of discarded items.   My only expense was the gorilla glue used. First you will have to salvage the following from the curb or recycling center. 1. A 5 gallon bucket with lid 2. Nylon screen from discarded window or door 3. Black spray paint 4. A short piece of 2x...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 00:26:32 PDT
The Complete Vegan Compost
The Complete Vegan Compost - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attila-RT Hello! This is a tutorial on how to establish a very rich vegan compost in under 5-6 months. This tutorial will cover the elements necessary to renew and revive your soil, possibilities of accomplishing a closed-loop composting system, and how to build a complete compost without the need for animal ...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 17:57:18 PDT
Madeleine's Compost Bin
Madeleine's Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> arcraven Yes, there are plenty of compost bins on Instructables, but I wasn't satisfied with the looks of them and had specific lumber to use up from building a deck. These compost bins measure 3' by 3' by 2' tall. The front stiles are removable by sliding them up, making it easy to fork or shovel the compos...
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 19:21:53 PST
Wheelie Bin Composter
Wheelie Bin Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> PicRic This blog details what I did to make a compost bin from a disused wheelie bin. My motivation was wanting to recycle garden and vegetable waste but not wanting to spend money on an expensive compost bin from the hardware store. I happened to have an unused wheelie bin taking up space in the garage an...
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:57:43 PDT
The Best Triple Compost Bin
The Best Triple Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> cut'n'paste Instructables has plans for several compost bins made from recycled products like garbage cans and pallets.  I've used a black plastic orb for composting, but it gets too heavy to roll around as it fills up with moist material.  I wanted to make a sturdy bin that was easier to use, would not compost...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:16:27 PDT
Trommel Compost Sifter
Trommel Compost Sifter - More DIY How To Projects]]> SteveGerber This Instructable shows how to build a trommel (rotary screen) for sifting compost or shredded leaves. The purpose of sifting is to separate coarse unfinished compost materials from the finished product or to separate out trash and debris from other organic materials before use in the garden. My c...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:29:00 PDT
Building a forced air composting system
Building a forced air composting system - More DIY How To Projects]]> vespaskank These build instructions assume you already have a static compost pile that you’re trying to renovate or already have an understanding of composting or understand how to build a static compost pile. There are a ton of very good resources on why aerating your compost is beneficial and they’re complet...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:23:07 PDT
Compost Screen
Compost Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw This is an instructable for how to build a simple compost screen out of redwood and hardware cloth that can be used to sift foreign objects out of your compost or potting soil. It takes about 15 minutes to assemble and can weather the elements outside. Materials The compost screen is built from:...
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Thu, 24 May 2007 13:36:06 PDT
Wet compost using yeast or lactic fermentation (was Sustainable Slug Beer)
Wet compost using yeast or lactic fermentation (was Sustainable Slug Beer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> gaiatechnician This project has forked in several directions. I am currently fermenting dandylions (with a lactic fermentation) to produce gas bubbles to circulate water to plants. (This is called the biofueled pump)  When the fermentation is over, the fermented leaves and stems are then squished to try to get the...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:44:36 PDT
compost bin
compost bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> ic517 I've seen a few compost bin designs online and took a little from each one and came up with this. you can take yard clipping ,leaves and kitchen scraps. any organic material will work ,just never put meat in a compost bin. when its done cooking you have nutrient rich soil that you can use for all ki...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:46:42 PDT
Terracotta home composter
Terracotta home composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> artworker Added after the comments: Thanks to and their presentations In our society most of the people are unconvinced about composting. Why would anyone want a big pile of rotting food in their yard or home? But composting is good for everybody.   Here in this instructable we will...
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Mon, 17 May 2010 05:31:14 PDT
It's a Vermiculture World
It's a Vermiculture World - More DIY How To Projects]]> vermiculture The main focus of this project is lots of...worms or "angels of the soil" as nicknamed by some ancient Chinese cultures.  Worms are a slimy but formidable force that can eat their way through organic matter and leave a trail of rich compost pellets. Vermicomposting is the practice of using worms to ...
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Wed, 14 Apr 2010 07:20:30 PDT
Multi-Layer Vermiculture Bin
Multi-Layer Vermiculture Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> kmh182 The following is a step-by-step process in building and maintaining your own worm compost system. Getting Started Acquire all materials and create small workplace out of doors.   Materials List: Two plastic bins, one with lid. (You should assess how much compost you will generate on a monthly...
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Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:28:12 PDT
Making Compost Tea
Making Compost Tea - More DIY How To Projects]]> realety Compost tea is a liquid solution or suspension made by steeping compost in water. It is used as both a fertilizer and in attempts to prevent plant diseases. Compost tea is made by steeping compost in water for a variable period (24-48 hours), then applying the liquid undiluted as a spray to plant pa...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:14:38 PDT
The Worm-A-Rater
The Worm-A-Rater - More DIY How To Projects]]> coopdaddi Having a vegetarian wife means we produce a whole lot of bio-waste. We decided to try our hand at organic gardening and that led me to vermi-posting (using worms to produce compost ). I started out with just a simple plastic box but soon found that we were producing more than the box would hold and ...
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Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:07:39 PDT
compost tumbler
compost tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> kingcusson this compost tumbler is portable it is also my first instructable get a barrel find a barrel with a lid you can get one at get tools a materials Materials- barrel- plywood about the size of the barrel- 3 sets of skateboard wheels- 2 L brackets- a handle- 2 small blocks of wood bi...
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Fri, 22 May 2009 07:27:28 PDT
Yet Another Compost Tumbler
Yet Another Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimAnderson A compost tumbler is the stomach of the compost digestion system. It aerates and mixes the compost so the the bacteria reach the new stuff quickly. This one is a barrel that pivots on a horizontal axle. Every time you throw in new compost, turn the thing over.I built one because the rich food wast...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:51:11 PDT
Drum Garbage Can Composter
Drum Garbage Can Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> jraufman I wanted to try making one of the many DIY drum composters posted on the site but was having a hard time finding a food-grade 55 gallon industrial barrel here in Brooklyn, so I substituted a relatively cheap garbage can. Assemble materials You're going to need a couple of 2x4's, lots of wood scre...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:41:23 PST
Compost tumbler on a stand
Compost tumbler on a stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> dbinvt Create an effective and sturdy compost tumbler in 1 - 2 hours, with little out of pocket cost. These tumblers were built using materials I had lying around the house, and from items obtained through Freecycle. The only out of pocket expense was for the conduit/pipe brackets (less than $5 for the t...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:46:00 PST
SoilMaster 18,000 (prototype) jellysix I've been wanting to build myself a composter for quite a while now. A few months ago some family of friends gave me a bunch of these 15 gallon plastic jugs, so I set about a plan to put them to use. Due to the limited volume (I certainly would have preferred 55 gallon drums), I decided it would b...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:12:27 PDT
Compost Tumbler
Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrewtmeyer This is my first attempt at an instructable and my first attempt at making a compost tumbler. The research I've done on different compost bins leads me to believe this style works best. 55 gal. barrels / drums This seems to be the toughest step for DIY'ers trying to make a compost tumbler. Wh...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2008 20:42:28 PDT
Worm bin bag for indoor vermicomposting and easy separation of worms from compost
Worm bin bag for indoor vermicomposting and easy separation of worms from compost - More DIY How To Projects]]> amyoungs Worm composting is an easy way to turn your food waste and shredded paper into rich fertilizer for your plants. You can also feel great about keeping your food waste out of the landfill, where it turns into methane, a stinky greenhouse gas. Worm composting, on the other hand, does not stink - don't ...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2008 22:24:29 PDT
twin compost bin
twin compost bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> camp6ell this is a year-round, easily-dismantlable and movable composting bin. It has two compartments: one for matured compost, and one for fresh vegetable waste. you can let your compost mature for one year while you fill the other compartment; come spring, you then use the ripe compost in the planting of ...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2007 11:56:08 PST
Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin
Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brennn10 Today we will make a portable compost bin, which can be placed anywhere in your yard. You can rotate this to different spot in your yard and produce healthy soil. If you plan on planting a plant or a tree in certain spot, place this mini compost bin on that spot so it produces a healthy soil to sta...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2008 08:17:59 PDT
Double-Decker Drum Composter
Double-Decker Drum Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> iPodGuy Composting is easy and fun. Kitchen scraps, leaves and lawn clippings are allowed to decompose naturally and they become a healthy, nutrient-rich and beneficial soil for the garden.In this instructable, I will show how I made a spinning double drum composter to make soil for my garden. Making the...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:07:32 PDT
Pentagon Composter
Pentagon Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimAnderson This is the simplest and quickest compost bin to build.The necessary materials can be obtained for free anywhere.I designed this with The Pentagon in mind, as a way for our armed forces to deal with their organic waste without burning or trucking it, both of which expose our troops to harm.Setup and...
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Sat, 12 Jan 2008 18:34:05 PST
Organic feriliser from kitchen refuse
Organic feriliser from kitchen refuse - More DIY How To Projects]]> radiorental Using everyday organic kitchen refuse I'll go over a couple of ways you can distribute the left-over matter in to the garden. Essentially re-using waste from the kitchen to make food.If you dont already compost, what you'll need is a way to collect all the stuff you'd normally throw in the thrash. ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 20:09:24 PDT
Composter (Drum Style)
Composter (Drum Style) - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdlink This composter rotates so that compost matter can breathe (which should also minimize odor) and break down a little faster. I created this prototype in about 2-3 hours. This project applies the fine art of meatball carpentry--emphasis on function NOT aesthetics. The materials should run about $10-$...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2007 12:56:10 PDT
5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s)
5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Marcos No flashing lights, bikes, magnets or iPods here. Just worms in a box. Eating. Update: Due to popular demand for information about how to care for worm bins, I'm thinking about writing a small book about the subject. Please let me know if you'd be interested in having a little worm bin manual! (Yes...
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Tue, 18 Jul 2006 17:53:11 PDT
Grow organic food without spending $
Grow organic food without spending $ - More DIY How To Projects]]> gowithflo OBJECTIVE : Grow organic food producing plants without spending any extra money, while choosing the methods that close the loop between consumption and refuse by recycling household and yard waste, paper, cardboard, food containers, water, and urine. I am fortunate enough to be living rent free for...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 08:31:16 PDT