Build A Compost Bin
We are planning our new vegetable garden. We hope to have raised beds ready for spring planting. To begin we thought we would build a compost bin. If we start with composting then we will have some good soil to add to our raised bed.
Pictured above is our handmade compost bin. All from recycled materials. Hardwood joists, corrugated iron and even some fire resistant fibro.
So we plan to use our grass clippings and forage the neighbourhood for other goodies. A friend has offered us alpaca poo :) So we will do a layer of green prunings and lawn clippings, then a layer of brown (leaves) then a layer of poo, then something else and repeat. Each time watering it in and covering it with hession to aid the compost process. Every now and then we will turn the pile to aerate it.
Once we are happy with the quantity and progress of one bin, we will cover it up and start on the next one. Constanting creating soil for our vege garden.