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My New Compost Box

Post  bennyhannahmama on 3/29/2011, 10:50 pm

I'm about to start SFG for the first time (first time ever gardening!) and I've been playing with the idea of composting. I had decided that for now I just want to get my boxes going and that once I do, I may consider starting to compost. Many years ago my ex-husband bought one of the giant composting barrels, but I knew that I did not want nor could afford one of those now. While at Sam's Club today I came across a compost box and it was only $40! I Googled it right there in the middle of the store and saw that it got great reviews on Amazon and it cost $75 through them. So, of course I purchased it! My boyfriend put it together for me tonight, but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet. Here are a couple of pictures.

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Post  dianamarie03 on 3/29/2011, 11:02 pm

Awesome, looks like you got a great deal! I'd live to give composting a try myself one of these days. Smile

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 3/29/2011, 11:14 pm

I think my wife saw one and asked if I wanted to get it. I told her not at this time because I think mine was more than $40. What a great find!

As for composting, I HIGHLY recommend it. It's one of those things, imho, that is as time-consuming as you want it to be. My grandfather never turned the stuff. I turn mine quite often. We both have great compost, though.

What composting does for a SFG is gives you 1/3 of your mix, over time, virtually free of charge. After it's up and running, that compost gives you your replenishing scoop without having to break out a bag of store-bought stuff.

If it were me, I would put composting in as a fundamental part of SFG. But, alas, my name isn't Mel....lol.
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Post  rowena___. on 3/30/2011, 10:31 am

we "kids" got this model for our parents last year, they love it and it has performed beautifully for them.
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Post  jymarino on 3/30/2011, 10:41 am

That same model is $65 here so you got a real deal!

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Post  ashort on 3/30/2011, 10:49 am

Nice picnic table you got there...
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Post  MrsDC on 3/30/2011, 11:20 am

Pretty! Very Happy

Congrats on your good deal!
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Post  bennyhannahmama on 3/30/2011, 11:45 am

Thanks, everyone! It always helps to have those impulse purchases validated! Wink

@ashort- you like my highly fashionable Little Tykes picnic table? Lol.
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