This is my kind of project, folks - it seriously took me 5 minutes, start to finish, even though I was accompanied by three pint-sized "helping" children.
So, if you've never composted before, and it sounds kind of gross and messy, or like something only serious gardeners do, why would you want to try it? Well...
- If you are composting, a lot of what used to go in the kitchen trash now goes in the compost, so you can take out the trash less often. And the trash won't smell like stinky veggie scraps.
- If you pay for your trash service by how much you throw out, you can save money by not having as much hauled away.
- Compost isn't just for fancy gardens - it is like black gold for houseplants or a tomato in a pot on your patio, too. And if it comes from your kitchen scraps, it is FREE. We like free, right?
- Chicken Wire (about 10 feet of it if you want a bin 3 feet across)
- Wire cutters
- Cut chicken wire. I wanted my bin to be about 2 feet across, so I cut a section of chicken wire about 6 feet long. (The experts recommend piles to be at least 3 feet across so the center can properly heat up for fast, "hot" composting. But I am in no hurry, my compost contains no weed seeds, and I don't care that much how hot my compost gets.)
- Form wire into a tube.
- Use pliers to bend loose ends of wire into place to hold tube together.
- Set tube on end and start filling with compost materials!
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What do you do with your kitchen scraps? Have you ever thought about composting, or ever done it? Leave a comment and tell me about it!