any ideas on making compost bins?

moonchilekj(z8GA)February 22, 2005

I am interested in making a compost bins that rotates in the manner of the compost tumbler or the mantis compost twin. Do anyone have plans(instructions) or ideas about this. I know a few years ago someone had exact plans on how to build one, but unfortunately, I can't findt that.

Also, I have a lot of pine tress on my property and I'm told they add a lot of acidity to the soil. Any recommendations on how to amend this frugually?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Harimad(zone 7)

Get thee to the Soil, Compost & Mulch forum and ask.

Quick answer for #2: pine trees don't add a lot of acid to anything. Before you amend, get your soil tested at a reliable place such as your local Extension or at Cornell - the home testing kits are a waste of money.


    Bookmark   February 23, 2005 at 3:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Any benefit from used tea bags?
Are these good for the soil or potted plants?
Cleaning vinegar rain barrels
I was able to get a blue inudstrial rain barrel from...
Home Depot throwing out plants.
Hello, I'm just distraught over this. My daughters...
Mother Lode This AM
I have been collecting 5 gallon buckets from several...
My frugal methods :)
Where do I start??? My biggest expense was the rain...
Sponsored Products
Butterfly Convertible Sled / Wagon - Mountain Boy Sledworks
$340.00 | HORNE
Beige & Black Lizzy Pillow - Set of Two
$32.99 | zulily
Uttermost Migiana 30" High Oxidized Nickel Wall Mirror
Lamps Plus
D&V Kerala Large Square Sharp Bowl - 2231.1
$28.00 | Hayneedle
Timons Navy Leather Ottoman - NAVY
$1,659.00 | Horchow
Solid Wood Handmade Rustic Style Floor Lamp with Vine Decoration
Sparkling Grey Wallpaper R1035, double roll
Walls Republic
Moonrays Outdoor Lighting. Inglenook Outdoor Stained Glass Solar Powered LED Pos
$16.37 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™