How to Build Your Own Compost Bin.

Well, daylight savings has come and gone once again and spring is just around the corner.  In my mind, that means fresh herbs and flowers in our backyard garden!  My husband does about 95% of the gardening and I do the watching and cooking with what comes from the garden.  He spent this last weekend using the compost we’ve made to start our spring garden!  The grass needs an extra boost too, so we are working on that as well.

We are lucky enough to have our very own compost bin in our complex.  We didn’t have to build or buy one!  For those of you out there interested in making your own compost so you no longer have to buy any, I have found a few helpful sites that give great tips and tutorials on building your own compost bin.

Check them out!

First, there’s

I love this site because they have practical tips on building your own compost bin.  You don’t have to be a professional carpenter to build these bins.  They provide SIX different models for a compost bin so you should be able to find one that suits your needs.

University of Missouri Lawn and Garden

If you are feeling ambitious and need a large and in charge composting bin, this site will give you a couple of options.

If you would rather watch a video tutorial check out  The compost bin made in the video provided is really simple and should only be used for plant materials.  But, hey, it’s a start! Make a compost bin from an old plastic garbage bin! I love this one!  Reuse shipping palettes to make a bin.  (You have to have a good amount of space to make this one).

Good luck!  Send me photos of your compost bins, I would love to see them!  And if you have any other ideas on how to make a compost bin ESPECIALLY with recycled/reused material send it my way!

Happy Gardening!


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