In keeping with my promise of re-creating one Pinterest post each week, I went to my boards and found it.....
But when I went to click on the link it gave me the Pinterest "Oops I'm Sorry" statement, so I had to go at it all alone [well with the help of my hubby of course]!
So here's our super simple way to start composting right in your backyard....
Step 1: Recycle or buy a plastic bin with a tight fitting lid about 24" tall or taller. Luckily, my neighbor has a stock pile of Rubbermaid bins so ours was FREE!
Step 2: We used our hole cutting attachment to make small holes in the top of the container...used here and here.
Step 3: We placed dry leaves and/or newspaper on the bottom of your compost bin, filling it about 1/4 full.
Step 4: We put dirt on top of the leaves until the container is 1/2 full.
Step 5: We then put the food scraps that we wanted to compost. Use food scraps (not rotting meat) eggshells, fruits, veggies, etc. You can also compost lint...which I just recently found out. Now doing laundry will be much more fun [nnnnooooottttt! lol!]
Step 6: We spray with water until it was moist, but not soaking wet.
Step 7: Put the lid securely on top of the bin and voila!
REMEMBER: To place your bin in a shady area. We found a spot for ours under the stairs and so far it hasn't caused a problem. If it starts to smell you can put a little lime in the bin from time to time, but be advised that lime is acidic and is not good for your compost if there is too much in the mixture.
Now we just add food scraps to the mixture when we've got 'em and turned it about every two weeks. The more you turn it, the faster everything breaks down.