Hey, would this work? Weird composting idea.
Hi. I was just reading about making a gardening column out of cardbourd, chicken wire, soil, rocks, and a pipe or shipping tube. (In case you missed this, one fills an existing stiff tube with pebbles. Then one lays down a big sheet of cardbourd, and rolls it around the tube leaving a four inch gap in between. Standing it up (presumably with posts holding it in place, in its permanent location) one wraps it with chicken wire and fastens that well about, then one dumps soil into the gap between the cardboard and the tube; once the soil is pretty solid one deftly removes the tube. This give you a nice easily irrigated column which one should then pierce where one wants small plants to go, such as tomato or herb.
Whew! That was involved, but neccessary for you to understand my idea. I don't have a composter, but I want to do it; unfortunatly my sister hates the idea of a composter. I was wondering, would it be a bad idea to make a planter with a pierced irrigation column in the middle and instead of using rocks to trickle the water through to the various holes, simply stick compost in there? Keep it filled up with leaves mixed with kichen waste, and topped with leaves (or a rock) except when watering? Essentially this would be watering though trash but the soil should help there, and maybe it would be better nutrients for my plants. I would be interested if anyone thinks this is an idea worth trying. Feel free to shoot it down, that's why I put it up.