Isn’t it awesome that the best thing you can do for your garden is easy and cheap – or even FREE? Here’s how to make your own compost for next to nothing…
One of the most amazing things about compost (besides what it can do for your garden) is the fact that you can make it yourself for basically FREE – and it’s one of the easiest ways to improve your soil and grow a better garden!
What’s better than free and easy, right? 🙂
If you’re thrifty and a bit handy, you can even make your own compost bins for free – but even if you don’t have a handy bone in your body, you can simply make an outdoor compost pile in a corner of your yard without building a thing.
This short video explains how one backyard gardener has built a variety of outdoor compost receptacles for either free or very low cost, simply by reusing and repurposing various materials.
Once you have your bin (or compost area) set up, it’s time to start making compost! For this, you can use discarded kitchen scraps, yard waste, garden plants and weeds, coffee grounds, dried leaves, grass clippings, shredded paper and cardboard, and many other free items that would normally go to waste. Check out this post and this post for more on what to put in your compost.
If you have a large garden, you may need more compost than your household produces, but you can often find free resources in your community or neighborhood to add to your compost, and he shares a few tips for this in the video as well: