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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 10:33 AM
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Any composting experts out there?? (cross-posted in Lounge)
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OK, I want to start (I have a bucket going of kitchen scraps already). But, I need to do it cheap (or free) and I haven't a lot of space. Commercial compost bins are expensive and I haven't the carpentry skills or equipment to build. I've seen sites talk about using plastic bins and wire bins. One site has an image that gave me an idea:

The wire bin reminded me of an used critter cage I have:

Will this work or should I explore plastic bin options? In either case, what tips/tricks/suggestions do you have for a total newbie?
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  -Any composting experts out there?? (cross-posted in Lounge) PeaceNikki  May-25-08 10:33 AM   #0 
  - I'm interested as well  Inchworm   May-25-08 11:49 AM   #1 
  - I have a GD thread going, too:  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 11:52 AM   #3 
  - hints  Botany   May-25-08 11:51 AM   #2 
  - Lawn clippings are bad??  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 11:53 AM   #4 
  - Lawn clippings are 80% water .... they should be left on the lawn  Botany   May-25-08 12:04 PM   #5 
     - So... help me out here.  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 12:05 PM   #6 
        - All that stuff is fine .....  Botany   May-25-08 12:13 PM   #7 
           - I've been doing mine for about a month  Inchworm   May-25-08 04:12 PM   #13 
              - I shovel full of soil helps  Botany   May-25-08 04:45 PM   #14 
  - Do you rinse the egg shells first?  I_Will   May-29-08 02:18 PM   #17 
     - Nah, you don't have to be that tough.  crispini   May-30-08 06:22 AM   #19 
  - Botany gave you the expert advice, so I'll add only a few things.  Gormy Cuss   May-25-08 01:05 PM   #8 
  - You might want to crush the eggshells though...  badgerpup   May-25-08 02:13 PM   #9 
  - Worms  dgibby   May-25-08 02:24 PM   #10 
  - Just got back from the bait shop with 16 dozen red worms  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 02:58 PM   #11 
     - ewwww  Inchworm   May-25-08 04:09 PM   #12 
  - Layering is really only practical  hippywife   May-26-08 12:25 PM   #15 
  - I bet it would  EstimatedProphet   May-29-08 12:12 PM   #16 
  - Can I compost a fish?  TheBorealAvenger   May-30-08 06:21 AM   #18 
  - Well -- I *think* you could, but why not  crispini   May-30-08 06:24 AM   #20 
     - Yes, fish-eaters, the days of troublesome scaling, cutting and gutting are over  TheBorealAvenger   May-30-08 07:44 AM   #21 
        - Ha. Well, compost, why not?  crispini   May-30-08 08:15 AM   #22 
  - We've been composting for years. With room at the back of our lot, we purchased three  CLW   Jun-01-08 02:40 PM   #23 

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