Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Compost

Last week, I showed you all of my recycle bins, including the compost bin. For years, we have been wanting a compost bin. We have looked at models like this but never wanted to put out all that money. Then, just before Christmas, my friend told me there was a woman in our town that was giving away free compost bins through a special program. Turns out, that woman was my daughters teacher!! I emailed her about it and she said we could gladly have one.




So, a few days before Christmas, we brought this FREE compost bin home and began our journey into composting.

I bought this ceramic jar for my kitchen.....


We we have fruit and veggie scraps or old bread, we stick it in this odor free ceramic jar. Every few days, we take it out to dump into the compost bin. I am sure in the summer, we will have to empty it more often.

Once there is a layer of scraps in the bin, we toss an arm full of brown leaves, from the woods, into the bin.

We will not try to compost our grass clipping. We have a mulching blade on the mower and just let the grass lay to compost back into the yard. We are so happy to be keeping our food waste from going to a landfill! Compost is also a gardeners best friend! We are anxious for warmer weather so that we can start using some of the compost that we made!

For more composting tips, check out these sites....
Compost Guide - Composting Fundamentals
Composting 101 - How to Make Compost

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5 comments:

Susie said...

Great tackle!! I love composting!! I feel really good about that, don't you?

Candi said...

That's a great idea for the kitchen. We have a paper grocery bag on the floor filled with peels and what-not. You should come over on Thursday and link up to our "How Does Your Garden Grow?" meme.

Shonda said...

We compost too! However, we have this ugly bucket with food scraps that we drag from the back porch into the house. I LIKE your ceramic jug!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

That is great!! I don't really know much about composting. I mean I get the concept but Hubby would not want our food lying around :)

Candi said...

Thanks for linking up!

 
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