Beautiful work! Clever with the slats.
That is great! I have tried so many styles of compost bins. I am now using a hay bale which is working well but I must admit is nothing like you stunner! Kim
Brilliant; the best design chosen (with the slats and the 3-bin progression) and then so well executed. My heap cannot be contained; I use the “windrow” system like a farmer, a long pile raked into a line out in the open to dry/age, and at present it is more than 40 feet long, 5 feet wide and almost as high. (I have a lot of plants.) Thank you for this post, and for your invaluable contributions to WordPress.
I love the look of aluminum lids. How is this working for you?
I’ve used a similar 3x3x9 bin system with a a chicken coop addition on top (replacing the lids with chicken wire floor). The chickens can access the bottom compost area (I eventually took out all dividers) via a ladder.
One problem I found is the slats swell up and stick here in Seattle, making it difficult to pull in and out, so we’ve had to adapt it.
Seattle Tilth publishes plans for this style http://tinyurl.com/ybgntz8
Can’t remember, but think I first read about the compost/chicken system in “The Integral Urban House Book” back in 1980.
Again, beautiful compost bin you’ve built! I came across this via @margaretroach on twitter.
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