Showing posts with label Tips From the Garden~Composting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips From the Garden~Composting. Show all posts

Saturday, October 11, 2014

TipsFromtheGarden-Composting

TipsFromtheGarden-
Composting- 
For Composting For my Tips for the Garden today I thought I would give you all an easy way to compost your own garden clippings,flowers trimmings, vegetables from the garden and of course all those veggie scraps, egg shells, stall breads, banana peels, old coffee grinds and Tea bags to be a few. Of course you can use all your use used fruited and vegetables after cooking too. It 
is can be very simple to make your own compost bin. 
In this post I have found a few images along the way to help you with
the building of your own compost bins too.
For the folks like myself that have lived in apt for over 18years its kinda hard
to figure out where or how to start a compost area - Now if you have your 
own yard that is a whole different kind of composting and if you all are 
interested in that type of composting too! please let me know by just writing me in the 
comments or by email which is on my blog and I will go over the kind to in a 
other post too. 
However for most folks that live in apt or smaller homes/condos with not much
of a backyard for a garden or an compost- I have found away and I have lived 
in a 1bedroom apt for years and been composting for almost 10year on my
small porch Garden. I have even adopted a couple of Anne' Hummingbirds 
that have made their home on my porch and they don't go away for the 
winter her in Seattle WA. and it can get cold her and sometimes even snow!
Anne' Hummingbird
These Anne' Hummingbirds have made their home here for the past 7-10years. 
So how to make a easy compost? What I have used for the last 10years plus+ is 2 blue very
thick plastic bins from any local market that sell containers.
What you will need; 1) 2 very large thick plastic Bins, with their lids.
2)6-8 short ceramic (I like ceramic because they don't rust but this is just a personal thing) or just empty food cans. Note the ceramic one I used old ceramic coffee mugs that we just didn't used any more, but you can always go to your local goodwill or
second hand store for cheap coffee much that are about tops 4inches high.
3)To start your compost, you will need to get a good bag of dirt to start - so 1 bag of either a small or medium dirt at your local store where sell soil of flowers etc. 
4) You will need to drill small holes in one of the plastic bins that you have bought 
at the local store and the other keep hole free. Note here is an image for 
an idea of what it is to look like.. 
5)You'll need a plastic shovel. Why? because a metal one 
will harm your Earth worm/Red worms. And you don't want
to harm your critters that are going to make great 
dirt for you and eat your compost Eh!
6)Lastly You'll need to buy the worms for your new compost bin
that you have made, which in fact can last for years if you take care of 
the bin and the worm inside. Like myself I have had the same blue 
bin for over 10years and have had lots of great compost dirt
for my flowering plants, herbs, small tree and this year 
a great Vegetable garden too.
Later in another post for TipsfromtheGarden I will share this 
with you. As for the type of worms that you choose for you
compost bin - Its really a matter of a option.
Some folks love the Earth worms which you can get at any plant section
of any store near you where you live. They also like them for fishing I am told too.
Just ask for Earthworm at your local planting store or fishing area of the store
and you should find them in a refrigerator to keep them cool. I have seen them
in white containers of either 15 to 30 Earthworms.
Another that my husband and I discovered just a couple for
years ago but just tried this year is the Red worms. This were at the time
a bit harder to find and expense too. However, how! they arent' and are
easy to find at your local plant nursery and they work AWESOME!
I have now tried both and I must say the the Red worms work much faster than
the Earthworms, since my husband surprised me with a container of
30 red worms. And since then the make more too. hehehheh.
In my bin I have both the Red worms and the Earth worms and they
get along just fine. However I would try the red worms if they are available to you.
I must say from the 10year of composting I have got the most rich soil
for my plants that I would never find at any store anywhere and they have
lasted years to here in my small apt for almost 18years this Nov.
Also I feel that I am helping in my own small way of our mother Gaea.
We all need to do something however BIG or small.
So I hope that my Composting post inspires lots of you out there to
find your ways to help our Earth Mother Gaea for the Children of tomorrow.

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This is what my Compost bin looks
like and it sits on my porch with my
plastic shovel. 
The Red worms
THIS IS KIND LIKE WHAT
SHOULD HAVE AFTER YOU
GO TO MARKET FOR
YOUR COMPOST BIN

How what this is use for?
You can use any type of
large coffee can that you used up
and emptied and put your
varies food scraps in this
so you don't have to go to
your compost bin every time.

Its what I do
This should help you
in what you can and cannot
but in your compost bin

Earth Worms
Container 

As to Making sure your
Compost is moist, but not too
wet I just add a cup of
water once a week depending
on how much compost I have
put into that week. (Basically
you have to eyeball it yourself) During the
winter times I don't need to add as
much and for times so the dirt doest
freeze I put a blanket on the bin.

Drill and put holes
also on all the sides
of the plastic bin too! 
Here is a image showing
the holes on the side however,
I would make them much
smaller because the worm
would get through THESE!
This will help with more items that you can Compost


This is kinda like how I hope I
have my compost set-up on my
porch. although I have the lid on and
its full of dirt food scrap/ and red/earth
worms. You must find a place
that is permit ant that the bin
will not be moved because it will
be very HEAVY!
1-The No-holes bin
2- Put the bin that has
all the hole in the No-holes bin.
on-top of the cans or ceramic mugs.
3-Find that place on your porch for
its permit home
4-Add the bag of new dirt inside the
inside bin - then add your food
scraps and then the worms.
This could be either the
Red worms or Earth worms
5- add your veggies Scrap and
more and always keep the lid on
to keep out the pests.
In this image It shows you how the
ceramic mugs/ or can go on the
bottom of the FIRST BIN WITHOUT!
THE HOLE VERY IMPORTANT!
THESE WILL HOLD THE
BIN WITH ALL THE HOLE THAT
YOU HAVE DRILLED HOLES IN AND
 PUT DIRT, VEG SCRAPS, AND
YOUR WORMS TO MAKE
COMPOST AWESOME DIRT
This is an example of what the
inside of your compost bin
should look like with all the
drilled holes on the sides and
the bottom even thought you
can't see. And the new bag of good
dirt.  What is on top is the first
of your composting of your
scraps from you kitchen foods
that you might have normally
thrown away...






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