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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 10:41 AM

2. We have 2 compost bins made of cement blocks with patio blocks on the bottom.

It can be any size depending on the space you have. We had just one for a long time, but with 5 gardens going, we made a second bin. Each is about 4X8 blocks in size, about 4 ft. high. Believe it or not, they get filled, too.

We throw leaves, mowed grass (don't allow neighbors to add in case they put chemicals on their yards), water melon/muskmelon rinds, corn cobs, and garden waste into it. Mr. Shraby waters it from time to time and when we find night crawlers/worms that come out to the pavement after a rain, we toss them in the compost.
After a couple years we open one, take the top off down to the black dirt and use the dirt on the gardens, then put the top back in the bin. The next year we use out of the other one.

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