Sunday, May 5, 2013

Starting the Compost Pile

For my birthday this year, I asked my husband for a composter.  After searching Home Depot & Lowe's, we couldn't find one that I wanted.  After searching online, reading reviews and viewing videos, we settled on the Compost Wizard by Good Ideas.  They have 2 sizes, but we decided to just buy the big one. 

We actually found it at Tractor Supply in Ft. Pierce, so after his mountain bike ride, DH brought it home.  It was in 2 pieces:  the barrel and the base.  As it was empty, he could pick it up & bring it to the side of the shed, where we thought it might work.  But, the beauty of this composter is you can roll it where you need it once it makes compost.

Today, I threw in some tea bags, an old banana, some peelings from a zucchini & carrot, leftover broccoli, dryer lint, leftover rice, and then I gathered some twigs, leaves and a small cardboard box.  It's a beginning and since it hold alot, I imagine it might take awhile before I get it half full.  I hope that isn't the case.

Stay tuned for more details on how this pans out!

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