Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - compost Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:07:38 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
Mi vermicompostera
Mi vermicompostera - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ra├║lRN Hay muchos tutoriales sobre vermicompostaje circulando por internet. Múltiples páginas, videos de youtube, Instructables, etc. Como cada uno tiene sus circunstancias, su espacio y sus recursos, yo hice un poco de estudio de las propuestas y preparé la que me parecía mejor para mi situación. Mi casa ...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:44:27 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
Concrete Bridge
Concrete Bridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> danvaly Two weeks ago i made a concrete bridge in front of my new house terrain.I am not good with words but i have a video from that day and i think that can help someone making their own.Major steps in this project:Cum am construit podul de la intrare: Digging the holes for ...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:29:45 PDT
DIY Wood Chipper Shredder Tamper Tool
DIY Wood Chipper Shredder Tamper Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb I recently bought a Wood Chipper Shredder primarily for shredding leaves that we could use to mulch our flower beds. We have a lot of trees around our house so I also pick up a lot of little twigs, sticks and pine cones but it is too tedious to feed each one through the small wood chipper slot. I wo...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:02 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
craft lace zipper keychain
craft lace zipper keychain - More DIY How To Projects]]> alexa376 today ill be showing u how to make a zipper key chain with craft lace gather ur material u will need : craft lace , scissors , key ring: optional cut 3 or 2 different colors of craft lace make sure one is longer than the other ones tie a not with the key ring or without the keychain . witch...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:52:23 PDT
decoration at it's easiest: unexpected reuse :)
decoration at it's easiest: unexpected reuse :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> aescobar ortega 'cause everything is different if you look closer! :)i know this is not the best instructable ever, it's a reflection. I think this is a funny coincidence, and that's why I'm keeping this. 'cause sometimes we're not sure things are worthy, i think the lesson is to keep our eyes and mind open and if ...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:54:55 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
Pallet Wood Straw Bale Compost Bin - Winterised Dry Toilet. Composteur de pipi. Compostador de orina Organikmechanic Take three pallets and a bale oraganic straw and abracadabra you have a working compost bin for urine even in the coldest of climates, I hope! This is an experiment to see if we can make a usable compost in the Winter for planting up in the Spring. Prenez trois palettes et une botte de paille bio e...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 02:44:55 PST
How to Properly Dispose of an American Bullfrog after Dissection
How to Properly Dispose of an American Bullfrog after Dissection - More DIY How To Projects]]> cwertman   The following instructions were designed to provide users a detailed set of instructions that describe the proper disposal of American Bullfrogs after dissection as well as the proper clean-up of utensils and work stations. It is important to dispose of animals properly after dissection, as th...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:52:35 PDT
Sunflower Harvest Alter jrytlews Fall is here and the once green and colorful garden is fading as the cold nights start to take over. The broccoli has gone to seed the remaining peppers and tomatoes are dwindling and its time to dig up the onions. But what to do with the massive sunflowers that grew upward of 12ft tall?? In spring...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:53:51 PDT
Creating a low budget composting toilet
Creating a low budget composting toilet - More DIY How To Projects]]> sspence For a number of years, we have used a composting toilet (often called a Joe Jenkins Sawdust Toilet) when our water / sewer solution would not support a flush toilet. up to 40% of our water usage is used to turn fertilizer into sewage, by mixing it with drinking water. Then we go out and buy chemical...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:04:06 PDT
Compost Urine karlh1 learn how easy it is to compost your pee and prevent water from being polluted
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 09:19:03 PDT
A NEW CONCEPT FOR COMPOSTING (Made thanks to Sketchup, Autodesk 123D and Autodesk Sketchbook)
A NEW CONCEPT FOR COMPOSTING (Made thanks to Sketchup, Autodesk 123D and Autodesk Sketchbook) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Astronomer 206 This is a project I have ben working on for the past year, always refining it, until NOW only approximately 30 people had seen this one of kind prototype. I am pleased to finally release it to those who use Instructables. The are four basic steps for the cycle of this system. Made on Sketchup, Autod...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:20:38 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
Indoor Vermicompost Simple_Living I needed a compost for my dorm room, and since it snowed it has been difficult to empty my current bin outside.  Thus, I decided it was time for worms, as they "eat" food scraps and eliminate the necessity to empty the bin.  This is my homemade double-decker compost bin!  The stacking is designed so...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:20:07 PST
DIY Solar Robotic Dual 55 Gallon Composter vamfun This was a Grant High School Vex robotic team project.   The composter was installed in the school Serenity Garden.   The video gives an introduction to the garden and then discusses the composter in detail.     More information is on my blog post here:
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:25:14 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
Hot water from compost GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a huge pile of free mulch for composting that the tree cutters give way for free! It is excellent fill, breaks down rapidly and produces beautiful rich soil. One pile releases several thousand BTU's of heat over the decomposition process.

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:26:16 PDT
Out The Window Mini Compost Bin with Dual Ventilation
Out The Window Mini Compost Bin with Dual Ventilation - More DIY How To Projects]]> connoboarder This is an original idea for a mini compost bin that is specifically for people that live in small apartments or homes that lack a backyard.  You could possibly use this device for developing soil to put in window flower boxes. A compost bin made of highly obtainable items is a compost bin that is w...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:36:12 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
Pallet Compost Bin- Hill helps emptying Corndog39 most compost bins are on flat ground. our yard is hilly and we have a small (.25acre) yard. not much room.  by cutting the sides at an angle to match the hill,  the compost bin is set into the hill, and level w the top of the hill. it is anchored with metal stakes, and pieces of rebar driven into t...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:55:15 PDT
Arbor Loo Composting Toilet for Haiti
Arbor Loo Composting Toilet for Haiti - More DIY How To Projects]]> scottfromscott Moveable composting toilets that allow fruit or wood-bearing tree saplings to be planted have been used for many years in Africa and now Haiti (see: S.O.I.L.) to encourage planting of orchards by families. This design was for a villiage in Haiti's Central Plateau and is based on those ideas. Four un...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:24:07 PST
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
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
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
What to do with eggshells? vishalapr Have you ever thought that there are a lot of uses of eggshells before throwing them away?I guess you didn't. What do you do with your empty egg shells? We always toss them into our food scrap recycling bin. In this instructable I will tell you 12 ways of using eggshells instead of throwing them a...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2011 09:53:58 PDT
Fruit box to worm box conversion
Fruit box to worm box conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> pleabargain You may have seen those plastic stacking fruit boxes in the trash... I did and decided to give my composting (red wigglers) worms a new home... Nearly every bit of organic matter that has not gone into our bodies has ended up in our worm boxes.  materials and tools plastic stacking fruit bo...
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Wed, 4 Aug 2010 04:09:56 PDT
Worm Cafe - Compost with earthworms right in your garden
Worm Cafe - Compost with earthworms right in your garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> Beuna Earthworms are fantastic for gardens because they aerate the soil and their castings improve soil fertility, water holding ability, and drainage. I had seen this idea somewhere else but wanted to make some changes that would work better for my situation. I hope it helps someone else also. This...
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Tue, 25 May 2010 20:12:54 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
Rolling Compost Tumbler From Trash
Rolling Compost Tumbler From Trash - More DIY How To Projects]]> LoganMackey I needed a compost tumbler and did not want to pay upto 100 dollars. For a plastic barrel! so i  found Some Hinges (from old cupboard) A Plastic Barrel (found on side of the road) A Rolling garden hose stand (had one rusting out in the yard) Some kind of Lock (replaced deadbolt on door used old one...
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Thu, 13 May 2010 11:32:55 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
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
Composter Tower
Composter Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> macgeek Besides my tinkering in electronics and costume building, I also am a organic gardener and this instructable will be showing off a Compost tower, that  I built using parts from the Septer Garden Gourmet composters; The problem I live on the first floor, and my g...
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Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:13:46 PST
Drain-Free Home Worm Bin Composting
Drain-Free Home Worm Bin Composting - More DIY How To Projects]]> wormfarmer This design uses a drain-free bin, ideal for indoor worm farming. Instead of having a drain, scraps are placed over a bed of organic soil. Night crawlers or earthworms keep this layer aerated and alive. Food scraps are first collected in a separate container and mixed with sawdust. This allows t...
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Sun, 4 Oct 2009 11:18:56 PDT
Space-saving counter-top kitchen compost pail
Space-saving counter-top kitchen compost pail - More DIY How To Projects]]> freeindividual An inexpensive and simple compost pail that can be wall mounted or sit on your counter-top. Intro I have a narrow galley kitchen where counter space is at a premium. I wanted a counter-top compost pail but couldn't find one small enough. I came up with the idea to use a simple metal mailbox - th...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:47:51 PDT
Stackable Worm Condos/bins
Stackable Worm Condos/bins - More DIY How To Projects]]> darnocpdx "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out...."Here I will show you how to build your own stackable worm bin. Why would you want to raise worms? Well lets us count the ways. 1) Reduce your waste. These little work horses (as if horses work as hard as these little guys do) eat just about anything:...
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Sun, 20 Sep 2009 23:21:36 PDT
Backyard Compost Tumbler (another one)
Backyard Compost Tumbler (another one) - More DIY How To Projects]]> digitalmonkeyman Hi everyone, for my first Instructable (go easy on me please), I got a lot of inspiration from other Instructables, and made my own Compost Tumbler. The total cost for my tumbler was about $50, because I had a lot of this stuff laying around. If you had to buy everything, it might get up to about...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2009 00:01:47 PDT
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
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
BIG composter for about $50
BIG composter for about $50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> smrider 8 ft by 8 ft composter supplies.............. (if you live in the usa every thing can be found at manards or lows) four 4ft long. 7/16 steel rods 25 landscaping timbers each 8ft long four 8 inch tall putting things together.... drill 7/16 holes stright in all the ends slide the steal rod...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:19:41 PDT
Rolling Compost Drum pxbaroni Hello all, Pix of my roller compost bin should be self explanatory. I can not take credit for any ingenuity. I simply took ideas from the bins I liked and compiled them into this one. My thoughts about the large hole on the bottom or end side as being superior are due to easy compost removal. htt...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:37:18 PDT