Earth Machine

Many municipalities are selling these compost bins to homeowners, sometimes at a subsidized price. While they're not quite big enough to get very hot, they do produce nice compost. Just be careful not to put in seed from any plant that you would not want to see growing in your garden! Often, they are sold along with a winged poker that you can push down in the compost, and it helps get some oxygen into the compost on the way up. I find it easier simply to lift up the entire bin, put it to the side, and turn the compost into it! The bin does make for a tidy compost pile, although if you have lots of organic material, you may need 2 or 3 of them!

 

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