Building Compost Bins
We have a set of “Cadillac-style” compost bins in our Demonstration Garden. By “Cadillac-style,” I mean 3 bins in a row made of old wooden pallets, lined with chicken wire, and gates with latches on the front of each bin. It makes for easy composting, as you can put fresh materials in the first bin, then turn them into the second bin and put more fresh materials in the first, then turn into the third bin, and then the compost is ready to use. If you have space (and energy to turn that much compost), it’s a great system. Our old bins were getting rather “composted” themselves, and the gates weren’t fitting well anymore. All in all, it was rather a mess. It’s all spiffed up now, though!