Thursday, October 14, 2010

City Composting - part 2

With summer quickly fading and autumn upon us we wanted to let you know the results of this years try at composting in the city. As we said in our post earlier this spring, last years composting attempts resulted in slimy, stinky sludge. Nothing that you want to spread around any part of your garden. This summer we made this bin out of a simple and inexpensive plastic container.

Lots of you wrote to us with great suggestions on improving last year's model..

We added even more holes to our bin and turned this into beautiful compost for our garden!

This late in the fall, our gardens still look beautiful!

Even container gardens benefit from compost.
It's not too late to start composting for next year. You don't need a lot of room and your flowers will thank you !

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  1. Cool I was just wondering last night as I was throwing out things that could be composted how this had turned out for you! Thanks for the update!

  2. Thank you! I don't have wholes in my bin and it's well on it's way to stinky and slimy. Ugh. I'll drill the wholes, add more organics and keep it mixed - thank you!

  3. I didn't drill enough holes in the bottom my first compost bin and it got a case of Dog Vomit Slime Mold - it's real thing. Ick!! After my lawn service ran over the first bin, I made a second one with lots of holes. It's composting nicely.

  4. ooh, ooh, ooh! I just found out about this stuff today! (Our compost is horrible with fruitflies and stink) Bokashi--it stuff with microbes that ferments the composts and stops it from smelling, it's ready for the garden faster, etc. I can't believe I didn't hear about it before when it's so close to me... Maybe someone will find it helpful!

  5. We didn't drill nearly enough holes in ours and wow was it nasty. We're going to have to start again because it seems the holes are key! Thanks!!