Live Without a Net, Compost Answers!

Finished compost

Thank you Zach for asking some great questions! Q: What is the benefit of having a compost bin over just a pile? I ask because it seems like it would be easier to turn a pile than compost in a bin. A: An attractive…

Shopping for/or building your own Compost Bin

Four composting options

Pictured above are four options, an open pile (with pitchfork in the foreground), a commercial bin (with a Nuc – a small beehive for swarm transport sitting on top), a leaf mould pile (behind the movable wooden fencing), and a plastic garbage can containing weed…

Tumbler compost bin? Spinning composter? Don’t waste your money.

compost heap

The spinning (sometimes called a barrel) or tumbler composter is a commercial gimmick to convince you that anyone, including small children or pets, can turn the whole pile at once in a few seconds. Most are too small to heat up properly, can’t be…