By next spring we plan on having a vegetable garden. I am preparing for it now by starting two compost. One of them is a store-bought enclosed barrel. I use it mainly for our kitchen scraps. It’s perfect because it keeps the furry critters out. The other one I use for leaves and yard scraps. When the food breaks down I transfer it to the leaf compost. So far we have built up a nice supply, but we have a long way to go before we have enough for our garden.
I used what we had lying around the house to build the yard scrap compost since we didn’t have the budget for two store-bought ones. The former owners left behind an old wrought iron bed frame. We didn’t have a place for it inside, so I thought it would be a perfect candidate for a compost “bed” I had seen the idea a million times. My Mom was over one weekend and she helped me wrestle it out and assemble it. We made a temporary wood frame for it until something more permanent can be made. My Mom
is such a trooper and has always been a hard worker. I’d like to think I took after her. I think the bed turned out great and works just as well! What do you think? Do you have any do it yourself compost bin ideas?