I have been reading this book about Urban Homesteading. http://amzn.to/2vnmzUB
I like this book, and this idea because it best resembles our situation. We have little more than half an acre of land, and are technically inside city limits. We are literally 3 houses from the city limit. One of the many things I have already learned from this book was that starting a compost bin really needed to get higher on my priority list. So… Essential Project #1
Step 1: Acquire a box. I saw an idea online about using a large pumpkin box as a compost bin. They last about a year when left outside, and they are really easy to find (I just went by my local produce stand and asked they even loaded it into my car for me).
Step 2: Figure out where I want to place my bin. I think I am going to place it where the second addition to the garden will be going at the end of next summer’s growing season. By then this bin should be finished compost and i can just till it into the new area and put it all to bed for the winter.
Step 3: Fill with stuff. there are millions of posts about what to put in a compost heap so I won’t repeat all that here.
Step 4: Water as needed, and add more stuff. I really like when they said that they were lazy and weren’t going to turn their pile. I felt a deep connection with the writers at that point.
When this box is full, or by next spring whichever happens first I will get a new bin and start over while this one cooks.
What do you think? What is everyone using for compost bins out there? Have any of you read this book? Do you have any suggestions?