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How To Choose The Most Appropriate Compost Bin


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There are many things to consider when selecting the proper garden compost bin for you.  Your plot size, the design of your garden, and the amount of compost you hope to produce are all factors to consider. Depending on what you’re looking for, each form of compost bin has its own set of advantages.

First and foremost, how much room do you have? Compost bins are available in a number of sizes and capacities. As a result, you’ll need to think about how much compost you want to make and how quickly you want to make it. If you don’t want to wait a year for your first batch, there are compost bins that will help you get started sooner, as we’ll discuss below.

It’s also important to consider the type of ground you’ll be placing your bin on; some need to be put on grass or earth, while others will sit on hard ground.

Types  Of Compost Bins

Compost bins are available in different shapes and  different sizes and a variety of materials.

To Make Your Own Compost Bin, Follow The Instructions Below

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Wooden pallets or corrugated iron can be used to build your own compost container. Enclosing the edges, heat would be retained, hastening the rotting process. The bigger the pile, the hotter it becomes. The optimal minimum size is 1m x 1m, and making more than one makes it easier to turn the compost.

Plastic Compost Bin

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For a small room, a plastic compost bin is suitable. The plastic sides and lid maintain moisture and heat to promote rapid decomposition. They also block out the sun, which prevents weeds from regrowing. Ideally, the bin should be set on grass or earth.

Hot Composting Bin

Hot composting bins are built to allow decomposition at a much higher temperature and speed (30-90 days, compared to about six months for ordinary compost) and result in a finer compost. They are insulated with a tight-fitting lid. They are about the size of a wheelie bin and can be used on any hard surface.

Wormery Compost Bin

Wormeries are small-scale composting systems for kitchen waste. Worms rapidly mix and break down the compost, producing a nutrient-rich liquid that can be used as a fertilizer. Larger bins may also benefit from the addition of compost worms. You’ll also need a compost bin since not all waste can be composted.

What Do You Place In Your Compost Bin?

Compost bins may be used to store a wide variety of kitchen and garden waste. Wormeries are the only exception, since they are only intended for small-scale food waste.

Leaves, straw, garden clippings, and any food waste, including potato peelings and coffee grounds, may be thrown into the other forms of compost bins. Add black and white newspapers, sawdust, and wood shavings if desired.

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