This week I’ll show you how to take aRubbermaid container and turn it into a composter. This is great for people who don’t havea lot of space Maybe they live in an apartment or forpeople who are just new to composting and want to experiment a little bitbefore investing a lot of money in a large composting system. Composting is a great way to add extranutrients to your soil Not to mention, putting those food scraps to good use
and keeping them out of the landfills.To make the composter, all you need is a rubbermaid storagecontainer like this one here. Drill holes on all sides of the container this is very important for airflow aswell as letting water in and out. And that is all you do for yourcomposter it’s really pretty simple. To startyour compost, you first need a layer of dry or brownmaterial This can be twigs, leaves, dry grass clippings
shredded paper or even dirt. Thebrown material is what creates the heat. Next add a layer of fresh or green material, usually kitchencompost like coffee grounds, egg shells, banana peels or tea bags. You can also use fresh yardclippings or grass. Add another layer of brown on top tokeep it from smelling. Each time you add fresh material, stir the compost. Then add about two cups of water.
I use an old coffee container inmy kitchen to add my food scraps and coffee grounds to. When it’s full, which equates to about 23times a week, I empty it into the composter, give it a good stir, add a layer of brownmaterial and then sprinkle my water over top Never add meat, bones, bread, milk products, dog feces or diseased plants to your compost.
By the end of summer, you should have awhole container of compost Ready to be added to your beds for fallor spring. I hope you enjoyed this week’s tidbitand if you decide to make your own composter I would love to hear how you like it and how it worked out for you. Don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE or SUBSCRIBE to my channel. Thanks for watching and we’ll see younext time.
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