Composting is something I've been wanting to try for a long time, but have you seen the price of some of those compost systems? Crazy expensive.
I live in the city and we have a good size yard, but I don't have a ton of space for a large composting system. So while perusing Pinterest one day, I came across this excellent idea of using a Rubbermaid container as a composter simply by drilling holes into it.
I had a spare container sitting in my storage room, so thought I'd give it a try.
I have to say, I'm super impressed with it; I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner. I don't know why anyone would actually spend hundreds of dollars on a composting system when this one works so well.
This composting set up is meant to be fully composted in a few months. I haven't tried composting in the winter yet - something I'll have to look into further. But for the summer months, this is an easy, inexpensive way to get a few batches of fresh compost for your flower beds in only a few months.
Once my first container was full, I purchased a second container while I let the first one 'compost' in the sun. The container cost me $6.00 at Home Depot...a fairly good investment I'd say.
So now I have two going, and by the end of summer, I'll have two batches of compost to mix in with my flower beds for the winter.
Things I compost are:
Fruit & Veggie Peels
Fruits & Veggies that have gone or are going bad
Annuals that I've deadheaded from planters
If you do try this DIY Composter, I'd love to hear how you like it and how it works out for you, so be sure to leave a comment below.