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September 6th, 2010, 01:56 PM
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anyone do it?

we are going to be studing up on it and i really really want to do this. my grandma ( my green role model) composts and she said it wasent that hard. ill be talking to her again soon about it.

tell me all about it - your stories and opinions and everything
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September 9th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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I compost! I don't have anything fancy, just a big tote that I keep on my porch and throw all my vegi scraps in it. Some of them I cut into smaller pieces, I leave out corn cobs and egg shells (you can use them but they need to be crushed and I'm too lazy for that!) Turn it once in awhile and let it cook.

You can get a big compsting bin, some of them are really nice (and expensive) but you don't have to in order to make some nice rich compost!
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September 10th, 2010, 08:47 AM
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DH has a friend who is giving us some rain barrels and one of the compost barrels. I'm anxious to get it and get started on it!
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September 12th, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Yep and super easy to do. You are supposed to turn the compost once in awhile but we are lazy and do it way less often than we should. No matter though, the stuff still breaks down with time, it just takes longer. Basically we just throw stuff in there and leave it. Pretty easy.

We have black bins like the ones here: Recycling and Composting at Home

If you scroll down they are pictured. We've actually been to a couple of the composting classes.
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September 13th, 2010, 06:34 PM
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ah thanks! hopefully we will be talking nmore about this when DH gets home - he is in florida for the week for a meeting. i cant wait to start this - he is getting more and more on board to my ways lol
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September 24th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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I recently made a bin out of 4 old pallets tied together! Free, easy, and fast!
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