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Setting Up A Compost Bin — 6 Comments

  1. My husband and I have been talking about composting in our backyard. We don’t live in a very dry area like you do so hopefully that won’t be a problem.

    We are just getting so sick of throwing so much food waste into the garbage when we could be composting.

    I am going to take a look at the articles you mentioned and hopefully get started to set up a compost bin within the next few weeks.

    • Simone, the food waste going to the landfill is the best reason to start the bin and the plant based food all breaks down in one to two days. If you are in a wetter climate maybe all that needs to be considered is less water to be added. During the summer I add water so I have the wet sponge feel. Do not get discouraged because it may take adjustments to get a working heat started. If lots of things fail try putting a bag of Starbucks free coffee grounds to torn newspaper or dry fall leaves. Winter will be a less active time for the compost bin. Have fun with your new backyard project.

  2. Hi Sherry,
    Thanks for the very interesting article on setting up a compost bin. I say interesting because I hadn’t really thought about the fact that the composted material would help retain water in my garden. I also live in a very dry area. I’ve been putting off the creation of a compost bin (laziness?). But if I consider the gardening benefits of both enriched soil and water retention, I think this may motivate me.

    • Hi Linda,

      In California we have lots of snails. Putting crushed eggs shells in the compost discourage them because they do not like to crawl on the sharp edges. Composting has so many benefits and it is an interesting project. My husband has decided to ignore the compost bin so I have full control of what is happening to my finished product. I can give special care to my favorite areas of the yard.

  3. Hello I believe that we have some things in common firts we are both members of wealthy affiliate and secondly we are both passoniate about gardening, my website is also abou gardening. Thanks for sharing your article is well detailed and has good information, It is such a good feeling when you can have a garden in your yard and watch as all that hard work pays off, nothing like eating your own produce where you are sure that they are chemical. All the best to you and have a good a day.

    • Norman, gardening is the first way anyone can enjoy the outdoors. I am trying to include native plants to mine, as well as the succulents.

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