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
» Pesticide use?
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 10:32 pm

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:55 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:51 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:46 pm

» 15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:16 pm

» Newbie in North Carolina!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:24 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:57 pm

» Recommendations for balcony plants
by susan35332 Yesterday at 2:49 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 1:20 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 12:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» New Green House
by Hoggar Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:40 am

» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:19 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:23 am

» Bug Identification
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 9:17 am

» Coconut Coir
by Jenex Yesterday at 7:58 am

» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:44 am

» table identity
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:34 am

» update pics
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:29 am

» Pea blight
by cyclonegardener 6/26/2017, 11:38 pm

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals 6/26/2017, 1:13 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal 6/26/2017, 12:15 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 8:30 am

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by AtlantaMarie 6/26/2017, 8:10 am

» Baby Food
by sanderson 6/26/2017, 4:56 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

DIY Composters

View previous topic View next topic Go down

DIY Composters

Post  sanderson on 1/6/2016, 2:36 am

I snagged this of the Foundation's FB
http://diytotry.com/diy-compost-bins/

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14015
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DIY Composters

Post  Zmoore on 1/6/2016, 8:04 am

I like.
Thanks for the info.
avatar
Zmoore

Male Posts : 225
Join date : 2015-04-14
Location : Virginia Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DIY Composters

Post  trolleydriver on 1/6/2016, 10:55 am

One of my compost bins is ultra simple. It's just a few stakes pushed into the ground with some left-over plastic hardware cloth tie-wrapped to the stakes to make a circle. It's about three feet high and three feet across. One portion can be opened to gain access for turning the pile. The whole thing has the remains of small blow-up swimming pool on top to protect the contents from the rain. It's only been in place for a few months so it will be interesting to see how long it will last. But the cost was right ... zero dollars for the re-purposed stuff.
avatar
trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 3236
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 69
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DIY Composters

Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/6/2016, 6:39 pm

Interesting ideas! My pile...is....well, a pile.
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4838
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DIY Composters

Post  littlesapphire on 1/7/2016, 8:21 pm

Cool ideas, Sanderson!  I LOVE the wine barrel idea.  Looks like they're mounted so you can turn them.  Awesome.  The cardboard box idea is pretty clever too.  I wonder if the little ones would really work well(the milk crates and the plastic tote). 

My very first compost bin was a garbage can.  I had plans to roll it around the yard to mix up the contents, but believe it or not that gets pretty hard when it's heavy.  Now I have a simple hardware cloth circle with wood nailed on the ends and attached with hook and eye closures.
avatar
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 32
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: DIY Composters

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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