|One of my late spring gardens|
I recently found your blog, and have been reading through your older posts. I love your gardens, and your compost is the most beautiful I have ever seen. I have tried to compost a few times, but have always given up. What is your technique? Thanks for your time!
I have always loved composting, including reducing my own garbage and growing better flowers.
|My "New Dawn" roses|
|A schematic of the no-maintenance compost system we put together and currently use|
Then we put a catch bin underneath the composter. In the catch bin we made four 2" holes directly on the bottom. This facilitates the ability of little bugs and worms to go up from the earth into the compost and any water to seep out.
Now, all we have to do is throw in food scraps (no meat, no dairy, as with all composters) in the top. In about eight weeks, the food at the bottom begins turning to compost and sprinkling down into the bucket below. Rain and gravity do the work of moving the compost, and only when it is ready. One can create two or even three composters to increase capacity (we have three).
These composters are zero maintenance. You can take the perfect compost out of the bucket below whenever you need it.
|One of my gardens in mid-summer|