I’ve gone ahead and bought a new compost bin.  I’d thought about it last year, but winter wasn’t the right time, and I had nowhere to put it.  But with new plans afoot for the shadiest border, now seems the right time to buy it and construct it.  And here it is!20190428 (1)

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First, some brown paper that will be torn apart and scrunched to fill the bottom of the bin when it’s assembled and in place.

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When assembled, the bin is 60 x 60 centimetres square and 83 centimetres tall  (24 x 24 x 32 inches) and produce 300 litres of compost, though I’m not sure how long that will take.

I’m sure there could have been a better-sized box to send it in!

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All the pieces are there, and there is no damage that I could see.

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But it’s going nowhere, other than back in the box and into the conservatory, until I’ve demolished part of this wall (nearest existing bin) and removed plants and soil.

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Then, with a bit of luck, it should look like this . . .


. . . and then I might buy a second one!


8 thoughts on “Composting

  1. that looks nice and sturdy. I am working on my composting technique which includes different layesrs of brown waste such as cardboard and dead leaves to green waste such salad leaves and discarded vegetables. what are you going to do with the cardboard box?

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    1. I’m hoping to use it to help make compost (when I finally put the bin together) – but I have concerns about any chemicals that could be in the cardboard itself or the ink used for printing on it – I have contacted Amazon to ask about it. But will I receive a reply?

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