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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Garden Composter

Posted by admin on Announcement

I didn’t plan to become a Garden Composter. It just, sort of, happened.

Here’s how:

A little over a year ago, we purchased an acre of land in the country, then built a house on our property. We moved into our new home in December. This past summer, we spent many hours preparing our land for the lawn. This was a process that included removing rocks, pulling weeds, burying irrigation lines, and smoothing the soil.

The rocks are piled in a corner of our lot that is temporarily unused. That is the area where I will put in my shop at some later date.

The weeds we pulled went into our 6×10 flatbed trailer and were hauled to the compost area at the county landfill. Our climate is conducive to growing very large tumbleweeds, very quickly. I think we made about 4 trips with full loads of yard waste totaling about 2 1/2 tons of material.

After many, many evenings and weekends laboring in our yard, we finally planted our lawn seed. Now, we are watering it and watching for it to sprout. Oh, how we look forward to seeing green around our house.

I set aside an area about 30′ by 60′ to put in a vegetable garden. There is nothing better than fresh vegetables in the summer. The satisfaction of having grown them yourself greatly enhances the pleasure of eating all those luscious legumes.

So, next summer, we will have an abundance of lawn clippings and garden waste material. That means more trips to the landfill? Heck no! I’m going to become a Garden Composter. I’m going to recycle all that waste material and use it to make my vegetables grow even better.

I’ve begun the research and the study required to gain the knowledge necessary to recycle as much of our kitchen, lawn and garden waste material into valuable compost that I can use to enhance my garden.

A valuable guide to creating the best compost is “The World’s Best Compost – The How & Why”. This guide, not only describes how to create the best compost, but it also explains the science behind it in layman’s terms.

This book is a “must have” for anyone who is serious about being a Garden Composter.

If you’re like me, and you just want to take the lazy approach to disposing of yard waste, just throw it all in a pile and let it rot.

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How to Compost the Lazy Way

Posted by admin on December 16, 2008

The time I”m willing to spend on yard work is very limited, so all my landscaping planning centered around “ease of maintenance.”

Putting in a garden and planning to compost my yard waste goes way beyond the scope of my planning.

I’ve been doing a significant amount of research in preparation for composting my yard, garden, and kitchen waste.  I had resigned mysef to the belief that composting is a very scientific and complicated process. 

I’ve finally found the information that I’ve been looking for.  Anthony at The Compost Bin blog has described a process of composting that fits my M.O.  Furthermore, it is a process that he has tested and determined to be effective for producing quality compost

Thank you, Anthony.  Now I can sleep.

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