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Old 08-03-2008, 05:32 PM
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Composters -need suggestions


I'm in the market for a composter and was wondering if anyone out there particularly likes theirs. I think I'd like a continuous composter but the batch composters look more manageable (easy to load and unload). Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for any help!

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Old 08-03-2008, 05:34 PM
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help ya there, mine is a homemade job out of old pallets. Serves my purpose though an FREE! But it can be a little labor intensive having to turn the piles.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:41 PM
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Yes. I like the old-fashioned piles or pens (like yours). I had a simple pile at my old house and it worked great but I just don't have a good spot for that here. I need something a little neater and more attractive since this neighborhood tends to be very "manicured." I'm hoping to hide a moveable composter under the deck during the summer and move it out into a sunnier area during the cold months.

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Old 08-03-2008, 05:55 PM
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I made mine out of large plastic garbage can with a lock lid, just drill holes all around the outside & bottom & roll it every now & again,its working great & I put it under the deck area.
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I just have a few heaps around the place, but I like the idea of the trash can. I actually have a couple of those hanging around. I'll probably give that a try.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:56 PM
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free coffee grounds


Just to let all the composters know ,
Starbucks give away (free) 5 pound bags of used coffees grounds every morning to add to your compost, they go quick so I stop in every morning at 5 :30 am on my way to work (after I get my iced coffee of course)
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:59 AM
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Cool, I love all this great advise........keep it coming!!!!!!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Pushin-up-Daisies View Post:
I made mine out of large plastic garbage can with a lock lid, just drill holes all around the outside & bottom & roll it every now & again,its working great & I put it under the deck area.
Thanks for this idea. I've been wanting to compost but don't have much room and also the neighbors are close. I think this is going to work.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:09 PM
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:37 PM
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Thanks, Daisies


I think I'll be drilling some trash cans too. Now I just have to find an old can (would you believe I just spent $50 for a can at HomeDepot!). I'd like to figure out a way to raise it up over something to catch any liquid drain-off. No need to waste that good compost tea! Thanks again, Pushin'.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:30 AM
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I use the 'bin' type for grass clippings. Was thinking about switching over the some sort container, thinking it would be easier to keep the compost at the 'prime' moisture level. Greatly increase the speed at which I'm able to return the materials to the garden/flower beds for use....



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Old 08-07-2008, 07:50 PM
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Talkingthe rolling compost



Going out in the morning to drill holes in the neighbors round trash can....HA HA !!!!

Guess I will put 'a round lidded trash can on my shopping list

Keep the tips ROLLING in
I love it,

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