Log In Sign Up

Building a compost bin


Forum: Gardening

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Gardening LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
April 27th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Avery'smommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 2,376
Id like to start composting for my plants/flowers but im not sure where to start. Is compost the same as fertlizer?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
April 28th, 2010, 12:06 PM
spicymustard's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 10,684
I have some good resources at home I can direct you, I just need to find them.
__________________
Lilly 1-18-08 Oliver 3-1-11 Mollie 2-6-13

Reply With Quote
  #3  
April 28th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Mountain~Mama's Avatar ThePastHasNoPowerOverMe
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 24,476
There are alot of different ways you can build a compost bin.

I just used a big rubbermade tub with a lid. Drilled hole in the sides for air and in the bottom for drainage. Then I put all my kitchen scraps (vegi and frutis) any yeard waste like leaves and grass clippings, left over potting soil... and mix it up every so often!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
April 28th, 2010, 04:49 PM
spicymustard's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 10,684
Here are some key things that you can use in your compost:

What To Compost

There are some tabs on the side that talk about nitrogen to carbon ratio. To be perfectly honest with you we don't worry about that at all. We just throw grass clippings, scraps, drier lint, etc into the bin, when it gets to the top we water it and put the lid on and don't really look at it for awhile. Once in awhile we turn it, but not as often as they recommend. Next season we use the compost in our bins.

As for bins, they have bins in another tab on the link posted above.

Personally we have the biostack bins we bought through our waste management composting program:
Bins Available for Purchase
Kind of pricy but easy to turn. We bought one a year for 3 years and we have found we are good with 3 bins.

You can always build one for much cheaper, even using just chicken wire if you want to go really simple:
G6957 How to Build a Compost Bin | University of Missouri Extension
__________________
Lilly 1-18-08 Oliver 3-1-11 Mollie 2-6-13

Reply With Quote
  #5  
April 28th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Avery'smommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 2,376
Ok thx, it can b used as fertalizer right?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
April 28th, 2010, 06:08 PM
spicymustard's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 10,684
Yep.
__________________
Lilly 1-18-08 Oliver 3-1-11 Mollie 2-6-13

Reply With Quote
  #7  
April 30th, 2010, 01:18 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,032
Actually glad you asked this question because I was wondering about the same thing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:48 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0