I finally got my composter put together...all by myself!! Well, I did have a little help! My plan is to do some easy composting for beginners for the first time, and to start planning my garden...for the first time. I've got the perfect spot! This post contains my affiliate link as I like to tell my readers where I bought things at the best value.
I'm determined to start a garden this summer, and will build it sometime this fall. I have to wait until my husband comes home from working out of town so we can build it together. I've already started composting kitchen scraps (no more waste here) and leaves, and added a compost starter to the mix - which is totally optional.
This is where we will build the garden. I live on a corner street with .5 acres, so I've got plenty of room and then some. We used to have a pool right here. Next, I want a cool storage building to the right of this area!! It's on my wish list.
Composting is really simple. You don't have to buy a tumbling composter like I did. There are other less expensive ways to compost. Heck, I heard you can actually use an old trash can...just make sure to put holes in the lid so it can get air. Depending on where you live, you can just throw your kitchen scraps in a pile (not me)! This composter came with basic instructions on what can be composted and what not to add in the mix. Sure glad, because I had no idea.
COMPOSTING FOR BEGINNERS:
First, you'll want to put the composter in direct sun to help cook your compost, and also near your garden area for convenience. This composter was tedious to put together, but I managed, and it just took me a few days but I wasn't in a hurry.
Second, you'll want to mix the right ratio of 2 parts greens to 1 part brown. If not, it will start to stink. I love the tumbling idea, because it's easy to turn it - in which you have to do at least every 3 days.
Greens to compost consist of kitchen scraps, grass clippings, garden & house plants
Browns are leaves, straw/hay, saw dust, twigs.
Never compost meats/fats/bones, dairy products, trash/plastic, wood ashes, & weeds.
Wayfair is where I purchased my tumbling composter, my kitchen compost, and the starter mix. I did compare prices, as I also do, and most of the time, if not always, I end up buying from Wayfair. They have never let me down and shipping is fast, plus they have a rewards programs where you get back 3% of what you buy to go towards your next purchase. If you click on the picture below it will take you to the exact composter I bought.
Can't wait to grow my own veggies!!!