I spent the day yesterday moving my compost piles. I have the wire compost bins from Gardener’s Supply and I really like them. They are super easy to use, I especially like the ease of taking them down to move or turn my pile.
I actually have 4-5 compost piles. I have one for pine straw that I use for strawberries, blueberries, hydrangeas and other acid loving plants. I have a big brush pile that is for animal habitat, I have 2 regular compost piles and I have yet another that’s finished compost ready to be used.
When we were at Longwood Gardens I saw a wonderful three-bin system that I would love to have in my garden!
It’s a three-bin system, which if you use it properly will make compost faster than my way of just piling it up for a year.
We took a lot of photos of it because we really liked the design and I’m hoping to have one here at Chiot’s Run someday. The details are fantastic, like this lid that hinges in the middle for ease of use. They thought of everything!
Notice how they even extended some boards up the back of the bin to hold the lid when it was open.
Someday I hope to have one of these in the gardens to make my composting system much more efficient. But until then, piles on the ground will suffice.
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