Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Jimmys new SFG beds in development.
by SQWIB Today at 10:19 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:04 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Today at 1:58 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by jimmy cee Today at 12:05 am

» Our Raised Garden Beds
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 11:53 pm

» anyone use fulvic acid before?
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:51 pm

» hantavirus
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 7:42 pm

» New England April 2018
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:22 pm

» Hello From Vermont
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:09 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Salvia
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:01 pm

» Bird's Eye View of Your Garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:55 am

» 2nd year SFG in ND
by Robbomb116 4/18/2018, 11:29 am

» Bird baths with solar powered pump
by sanderson 4/18/2018, 4:43 am

» Best drip system and timer?
by sanderson 4/18/2018, 4:02 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by sanderson 4/18/2018, 3:51 am

» Vermiculite on the out in Ontario?
by trolleydriver 4/17/2018, 11:37 pm

» N&C Midwest - April 2018–Snuck up on me!
by Scorpio Rising 4/17/2018, 7:27 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:what are you doing in April 2018?
by Kelejan 4/17/2018, 3:57 pm

» Adding Soil to Mel's Mix
by trolleydriver 4/17/2018, 8:38 am

» Hello from Kentucky!
by AtlantaMarie 4/17/2018, 7:31 am

» Hello from Linn County Oregon!
by AtlantaMarie 4/17/2018, 7:25 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson 4/17/2018, 2:22 am

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by jimmy cee 4/16/2018, 11:03 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by trolleydriver 4/16/2018, 8:40 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson 4/15/2018, 1:31 pm

» Fungus Among us?
by Kelejan 4/14/2018, 11:19 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by CapeCoddess 4/14/2018, 6:57 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver 4/14/2018, 5:29 pm

» Mel's Mix. How strong is your backbone?
by sanderson 4/14/2018, 3:42 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Newly made compost bin

Go down

Newly made compost bin

Post  littlejo on 9/8/2013, 11:17 pm

I have made myself a compost bin. Would like to share the pics. Will start filling it tomorrow.
Free, approx. 200 gal. cylinder.
Pvc pipe, 1 in, inside dia. with 1/2 inch holes for air.
1 1/2 holes cut in cylinder with forstner bit.


I'm hoping this works. This should work for many different size containers.
Jo Ann

I got the idea from this website.
http://www.hillgardens.com/21compost.htm
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1558
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  TxGramma on 9/8/2013, 11:52 pm

Looks good. Keep us updated on how well it works.
avatar
TxGramma

Female Posts : 199
Join date : 2013-05-27
Age : 51
Location : Texas 9A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/9/2013, 12:08 am

Good idea. Keep us updated!
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  sanderson on 9/9/2013, 1:14 am

LJ, Are there any holes in the bottom? This looks so good. I'm glad you are trying it and will keep us posted on the outcome, either way.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15769
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  Goosegirl on 9/9/2013, 5:58 am

Looks good!  Let us know how it works.  I have a barrel that could be retro'd like that.  If it works well for you, I might give it a try next spring.

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3415
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 53
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  plantoid on 9/9/2013, 7:42 am

Little Jo ,
I like the aeration and watering concept.

 May I suggest that as the bin is conical you consider turning  the bin upside down , cut the bottom off so you get a lid about an inch deep and then fill the inverted bin with your materials.
 
When you decide it's ready to use,  pull the ( fangs ) tubes ) and you can rock the tub body around till you can easily lift the cone off the heap like I do . Leaving a cone shape heap of compost behind . I then cover the heap with some pond liner to keep it slightly dry and to stop it blowing around .


 I have seven cone shaped bins and it's a real boon to be able to slip off the cone and work or use the contents without having to struggle to empty or work inside the bin.
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3798
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 67

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  littlejo on 9/9/2013, 9:11 am

There is a lg. hole in the bottom, about half as big as the top opening. It is barrel shaped, and, it is very heavy, so lifting it off might take some kind of crane!
I will put a cheap tarp over the top, since I don't have much snow, if any.
I sure hope it works, for the turning of a reg pile is not doable for me.
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1558
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/10/2013, 5:10 pm

@plantoid wrote:Little Jo ,
I like the aeration and watering concept.

 May I suggest that as the bin is conical you consider turning  the bin upside down , cut the bottom off so you get a lid about an inch deep and then fill the inverted bin with your materials.
 
When you decide it's ready to use,  pull the ( fangs ) tubes ) and you can rock the tub body around till you can easily lift the cone off the heap like I do . Leaving a cone shape heap of compost behind . I then cover the heap with some pond liner to keep it slightly dry and to stop it blowing around .


 I have seven cone shaped bins and it's a real boon to be able to slip off the cone and work or use the contents without having to struggle to empty or work inside the bin.
This is such a smart idea for ordinary slope-sided walls, but doesn't her bin look straight-sided anyway? Making it not matter whether she can find a narrow end to make an inverted cone?
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  littlejo on 9/10/2013, 6:10 pm

It is straight sided, but, pulling off the bin seem like a good idea! If my DH can figure a way 'to latch onto' the bin with the tractor and lift off the shell, we may try that!
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1558
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newly made compost bin

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum