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How to Make a Best And Cheap DIY Compost Bin for Your Garden

Composting is the best thing you can do to your plants for their healthy growth in your garden. But, you can’t buy a composting bin every time you need it, Right?  However, making compost is free for you to make at home. Well, a compost bin needs to have space for scraps, dirt and other food waste you add to it. It even needs to have drainage holes and air circulation, simple?

Yes, it’s completely simple to make Compost bin for your garden. Do you want to know how? Keep scrolling!

What You Need To Make 10$ Compost Bin For Your Garden:

  • Knife, box cutter or drill
  • Rubbermaid container
  • Chicken wire
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape

How To Make Compost Bin:

Below are some steps to follow to make a compost bin:

Step 1: Pick Your Compost Bin:

Firstly, find the container you want and make sure it’s at least 24 inches tall or taller and it should have lid as well. Lid is important to keep the dirt moist and all the critters out of bin. You can also use Rubbermaid container to make it a compost bin. Or get one from online websites or get one from your neighbors or friends.

Step 2: Drill Holes In To The Bin:

Now, use a drill to make 8-10 small holes in the bottom of the container for aeration purpose. Holes also help to allow the water to drip from the container.

Step 3: Fix The Lid:

Cut a rectangle out of the lid which provides proper airflow and helps you to add water to bin without needing to take it off from the bin. It also keeps the animals out of reach.

Step 4: Create Your Base:

Place some shredded newspapers or dry leaves on the bottom of bin about 1/8 or ¼ full. 

Step 5: Add Dirt:

Place dirt on the top of leaves or newspapers until the container is half filled.

Step 6: Toss In Your Food Scrapes:

Now, place any food scrapes or products that you want to add in your compost. Check out the below list for a complete list of what you can and can’t compost. 

Here are some things you can add to your bin:

  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Veggie scraps
  • Newspapers
  • Napkins
  • Tea leaves
  • Old wine
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Twigs
  • Fruit scraps
  • Vegetable scraps
  • Corn stalks
  • Peat moss
  • Straw

Step 7: Stir Your Compost:

Use a shovel or stick to stir your compost and make sure your food scraps are cover with dirt.

Step 8: Moisten It:

Spray the compost with lukewarm water until it is moist, but not soggy.

Pick The Right Spot For Your Compost Bin:

Pick a shady spot in your yard for best composting performance. At the same time, make sure it is convenient for you so that you can give your compost the care it needs. Place it near a water source, making it easier for you to moisten it whenever needed.

Start Collecting Compost Materials:

Now, it’s all set to start composting. However it takes 3-4 months for your compost turn in to final product you need. You’ll need to add more of your kitchen waste and other items to bin often.

You can keep it on your countertop, so that you don’t need to run out to bin each time when you want to throw scrap in to it. Once they’re full, dump them in to the compost bin outside. Easy right? Try it

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