It’s Compost Awareness Week next week so what better time than now to get your compost bin made. Here’s one I made earlier.
It’s dead easy to make. You need these tools and materials.
Bang four wooden posts in the ground to make a square shape the size of the bin you require. These are from an old hedge I cut down.
Wrap some old chicken wire around three sides of the bin fixing it to the posts using staples.
After that make a removable fourth side to the bin. This enables you to remove the compost easily when it is ready, or turn it over if you like turning your compost heap. I actually had this old gate lying around from the previous owners chicken house and just fixed some black plastic to the bottom of the frame. I’m sure a frame would be quite easy to make.
If you want to be fancy and make a hinge no problem but as the gate is only going to be removed once or twice a year I just tied mine on with some plastic cord. And thats it!