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April 5th, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Do you compost? What is your setup? Pics?
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April 5th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I dont compost. DH says its kinda nasty.
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April 5th, 2011, 11:07 AM
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I do. I have 2 bins in the backyard. I'll try to take pics of them when I get pics of the peas! Most people are weirded out by composting. But if you take care of it, it doesn't stink, which is what most people assume. One of my friends went through the Master Composter program at an extension office in Washington State. They don't all offer that, but it's similar to the Master Gardener program. I've been talking to the extension office here trying to get them to offer it again
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Interesting. I will be watching this thread for pics. Maybe I could convince dh.
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April 5th, 2011, 11:14 AM
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My DH was against it, but he built the bin. A year later he built the second bin on his own because he thought it was a really cool thing and I was sending compost over to a friend's house.

If my man can come around to cloth diapers and breastfeeding, which he was completely 100% against the first time and now completely 100% for this time, I'd say anything is possible.
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April 5th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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I plan to composte at some point...we have plans to move soon, we're just waiting on DH's transfer status so i'm not sure about this season in regards to anything related to gardening but it'll all be worth it once we are finally settled down.
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April 7th, 2011, 05:47 AM
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I compost on a small level. I use a rubbermade tote that I put all my kitchen scraps in during the unfrozen months. I would like to get a better yield but for now this works for me. It is kinda hard to turn it and I run out of room so maybe I will work on a better plan this summer.
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Do you have worms in it? That is very similar to a setup my friend used in Washington when she had an apartment, although I think she had a second bin that she did lasagna method with.
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cool pics!
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April 8th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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I compost and love it. We have two bins, one is the standard black bin I'm sure you've all seen at the box stores, the second is a tumbler bin we made from an old barrel and other recycled things around the house. For the tumbler you need bars on the inside to help break it up when you turn it, so we used an old shower curtain rod. LOL We build the base, put wheels on that to turn the barrel, cut a door in it and used some old hinges we had kicking around and it works like a charm. They're very expensive in the stores, but man does it work FAST. If you do it right you can get usable compost in about a month.

We're moving soon, so I'll be giving my compost from this past winter to my neighbors for their garden.
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