Compost bins are something we’ve been wanting to add at the barn – and Ryan finished these bins just in time for gardening season!
We’ve composted before, but with a large garden and more space, we wanted to go bigger. This is way to compost everything we can – grass, leaves, food, even newspaper … The list goes on and on.
I found the ultimate compost bin plan from Rodale’s Organic Life and Ryan built it with cedar. It is very large and ended up being almost $250 for all the lumber. But we hope that this will be something that will have a long life on our property and the cedar is rot-resistant. And it’s also gorgeous, so there’s that.
You could simply pile all your stuff anywhere and let nature do its work, but it would take a while.
This 3-bin-system speeds up the process and keeps everything contained. Basically, once you fill a bin with a mix of green and brown matter, you move it from one bin to another every week or so. That leaves you an empty bin to start the process all over again. The turning and moving it helps keep the compost cooking, so to speak.