DIY: How to build a Compost Bin?

Compost Bin

Compost is organic matter that has been disintegrated and decayed in a process called composting. This method recycles various natural materials otherwise considered as waste products and creates a soil conditioner. Compost is abundant in nutrients.

The most competent compost bin projects usually take numerous steps to accomplish. Things with any complexity take several steps that will take some time to make. You’ll have to plan, then stick with it and pursue it. No matter what task or plan you choose, you should not expect to find exemptions to those requirements. But it is not so hard. You break it into necessary steps and complete them one at a time.

Learn how to build a compost bin in five steps:

  1. Choose a piece of land for your compost bin area, which is well-drained, level, and partly shaded. This is important because a compost bin or heap will dry out fast and need more watering if there is abundant sunlight. Do not avoid or forget about this, or you may find that your compost is becoming too dehydrated, and dry organic matter won’t crumble to form compost.
  2. Plan the length of the sides of the rectangle that will be your compost bin. This crucial step demands all of your attention. Here’s how to do it perfectly. Consider the size it will need to hold the quantity of compost for one year from your garden. You will need one bin each year. They take 2 to 3 years to compost fully. However, you don’t need to create the second and third bins until you first one is full.
  3. Choose the necessary materials for your walls. Fitting materials are wooden pallets, anti-rot treated wood, bricks, and even wire. You will want to tailor the design of the bin walls according to the material you have picked for construction. You may probably mortar the bricks or use blocks that will stand on their own, but they tend to look rather ugly.
  4. Decide from which side you will fill your compost bin. Make sure that whatever the other three walls are made from, you use light material or wooden slats. Each time the container is filled with vegetable plot organic matter and emptied, smooth passage through the “filling sidewall” should be available. 
  5. Choose whether you will cover the compost. This is a matter of individual preference and varies due to climatic conditions. Additionally, make sure that as you fill the bin, you blend both brown woody material and green together to aid decomposition.

In the end, if you follow the steps above carefully, you will achieve your goal, with all the rewards and the fruits that follow! Best of luck.

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