Create great compost in no time with this 3 bin system!

A good garden needs compost to grow and thrive. Here’s a 3 bin composting system that almost anyone can use, even in a small area.

A good garden needs compost to grow and thrive. Here's a 3 bin composting system that almost anyone can use, even in a small area.

Everyone loves to say they compost but do they really know what they are doing? This 3 bin system works great for us and provides a bin of fresh, wonderful compost for our gardens each season.

As the title suggests, we use three bins to complete our full cycle of composting.

The first bin holds all of our “new” stuff. We collect kitchen scraps and toss them in fresh. We clean the chicken coops and throw all the waste in. We take down old and dead plants from the garden and add them to bin number one as well. We are sure to turn the waste inside the bin frequently and keep it moist but it is by far the yuckiest bin – filled with rotting food and all manner of bugs just loving the stuff. One thing it is NOT, however, is smelly. An overly fragrant compost pile is a bad sign. If everything is in balance and properly covered, your compost pile should not smell.

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