Happy Tuesday! Today were going to take a little break from fall decor and DIYs to talk about some yummy decomposing organic matter. You don’t have to laugh… I’m not funny, I know.
After tropical storm Florence rolled through here, our garden had seen better days. The plethora of water helped some of the produce while it completely demolished some others. Since most of our plants were summer crops anyway, we decided to start to clean them up and prepare the garden/yard for fall. However, we didn’t just want the plants/flowers to go to waste so before we did anything, we set up a compost container so that we could recycle the plants for next year and reduce waste.
I did some research on composting containers and found a wide variety of options. Some of the more expensive options involved a way to tumble the containers which is really convenient (someday we’d love to have this!). However, they were not within our budget and took up a good amount of space, which we don’t have a lot of. We also didn’t want to use a big plastic container because it didn’t fit well into our aesthetic so we decided to use a galvanized steel trash bin. We were able to complete this project for the cost of the trashcan which at our local Walmart was $20 and reduce waste in the meantime! Winning. I’ve included an affiliate link in the post for convenience.
If you’re preparing your garden for fall, this is a great time to start composting! Along with that, if you’re like us and love having mums and pumpkins around the house for the season, you know that they’ll eventually rot and die. HELLLLOOOO compost bin! Pumpkins can be pretty expensive so it makes us feel better knowing that we’ll be able to recycle them to use in our garden next year. Plus, we won’t have to buy any compost since we will have produced our own!
I hope this post helps! Let me know if you all have any questions!