Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Make Your Own Compost Holder

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 I always have a loose little compost pile in the far corner of our yard but decided to make a proper one to compost my chicken waste. In fact I probably will make more. I used half inch hardware cloth. It is spendy but I had a roll from the chicken coop. You could use any heavy duty wire fencing you might have in your garage lying around.


Just layed it out to about the size I wanted and used my wire cutters to cut. I also use some good wire hubby had in the garage to attach the sides.


Fold over the ends so they overlap about two inches. Use your wire in three inch pieces to attach the sides.
I found it easiest to make a hook with my pieces of wire to fish it though the hardware cloth. Why they call it cloth I don't know as this stuff is tough and sharp. When I pulled them through I used the wire cutters to hold the wire and twist securely. Place these about every six inches down the roll.


There it is tucked behind a tree in the corner. I would love to make a big one out of a trash can to really cook the compost quickly. This method will be a little slower but I know the stuff that comes out of it is nutrient rich because whenever I would turn the pile the roots from the plants in the planter would be coming up into the pile reaching for all that good stuff.


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17 comments:

Kris said...

Very clever. I have a stack compost bin. Love it. I compost EVERYTHING!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Wow, you're creative! I used to throw our yard waste and such in the far corner of our yard, but now a sheds going in! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Shug said...

Very neat way of composting...this is something that I should be doing!!
Love all your energy!!
Have a great day...
shug

Kerin said...

Looks like you are well on your way to making your very own 'black gold'.

Isn't wonderful to be able to re-use and re-purpose everyday items into wonderful things ?!

Love it!!

NanaDiana said...

I so need to get mine started up again. There is nothing like good compost. Nice job on your container. xo Diana

Cranberry Morning said...

Good idea. Isn't hardware cloth handy at times!

Sam I Am...... said...

I had a 2 bin compost pile on the farm that I built myself and loved it. Now, i have a little one that turns but I don't like it as much. I may build one like yours which is more similar to the one I used to have. I always learn something when I read your blog. I want to look into vermiculture also which you can have in your house all year around.

Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

Genius! What a great DIY! We have a tiny compost right now - but I love this idea for a future project. :)

Barbara said...

Great idea. Compost is the best stuff in the world, isn't it?

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is a great idea. I need to read a few articles on what to throw in them!

Olive Cooper said...

Clever again. We compost, sort of but forget to turn it so we actually have a garden emerge out of it. Last year we grew tomatoes and watermelon.

blessedmoms simple home said...

I used to have one, but it broke down and we haven't made another one. I need to try this. It's a great idea!
Blessings,
Marcia

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

This is a really clever idea. Thanks!

Cindy said...

You are brilliant, what a great idea!!! I need one of those. Thanks for showing me how to do it.
Hugs, Cindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Easy and perfect for a beginner composter!

CraveCute said...

Great post! A simple and inexpensive way to get started composting!

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