Seattle Organic GardenEclectic Garden

Kimberley Bryan

Inspiration for an eclectic backyard shaded garden with a vegetable garden. —  Houzz
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Emily Hutchinson added this to Become the Reigning Champ of Compost7 January 2015

Where to put your compostYour compost can start in an old rubbish bin, wooden boxes, or a heap. Make sure the spot is well-drained, level and doesn’t get too much sun as it can dry your compost out. Remfry recommends using a ventilated bin such as the Aerobin compost unit, which not only has ventilation slits that aid in breaking down kitchen waste, but the added advantage of a leachate tank, to make your own liquid for the garden.“If you can’t afford a manufactured unit, make one yourself from recycled materials like sturdy hardwood stakes, with chicken wire mesh as the sides,” he says.

Bryna Howes added this to Sustainable Home Ideas to Celebrate and Embrace3 September 2014

Start compostingUtilising a compost bin for kitchen scraps is a great way to begin going green in your home. Buy a dedicated compost bin and place it somewhere out of the way in the garden, as they do tend to attract bugs. Then, simply add all of your kitchen scraps and garden waste, avoiding all animal products such as meat and dairy scraps.

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Carolyn McBride added this to Carolyn's ideas16 March 2018

Could this work (with added drilled PVC pipe for air circ and screen) as a stop-gap until I can build a three-bin system?

Kate Richards added this to What to do With Waste16 August 2016

2. Re use Give your 'rubbish' a second life. Little bags that you use to bring home bulk bin foods can be rinsed and re used. If you like takeaway coffee on a Sunday, the carry trays can be used loads of times before you recycle them. Donate unwanted household items to charity or put them on the side of the road with a 'free' sign attached - someone will soon have them! What seems like food waste, mightn't be waste at all! Check out love food hate waste for ideas on how to re purpose food scraps into awesome meals.

Lynda Hathorn added this to landscape30 April 2016

trash can used as compost - drill holes in bottom worms come in bungy cord the top closed

crceres added this to Garden rooms11 June 2014

Raccoon proofed vermiculture bin

treebeard53 added this to garden shade9 June 2014

This is just a small bin with holes drilled on the bottom and sides. I throw kitchen scraps and yard waste in here, put the top on, and use a bungee cord to keep the raccoons out.

dangerer added this to dining room8 June 2014

At the west end of the garden is another steel trash can, but this one is half buried in the dirt. “There are so many ways to compost that are truly brainless; they’re so easy,” says Ockerlander. “This is just a small bin with holes drilled on the bottom and sides. I throw kitchen scraps and yard waste in here, put the top on, and use a bungee cord to keep the raccoons out. Worms come in through the holes, and soon I have this great rich compost full of worm casings. Then I just spread it back in the garden.”

daisyhephzibah added this to Landscape Ideas5 June 2014

Horticulturist Amy Ocklander of Seattle uses this steel trashcan to create mulch (garden clippings and kitchen waste) with holes punched in the bottom & sides to allow worms to enter and enrich the soil. The bungeed lid keeps the wildlife out. SO SMART!