My husband and I built a fabulous double compost bin today.
In the pictures below, you’ll see our previous compost method. It was a ring of chicken wire. It was very hard to access compost, because the compost was at the bottom, the new stuff was at the top, and the entire structure was too heavy to lift.
After researching compost bins online, we used wood, the original compost cage, and additional chicken wire that we already had at home. First, we moved the original compost cage out of the way. Then, we moved the compost soil out of the way and cleared the space. We also had to trim some bushes that were in the way. After that, we cut wood, screwed pieces of wood together, and used a staple gun to attach the chicken wire around three sides.
The 1-inch chicken wire was way to big. For the sides that had it, we put boards up to keep the soil from going through. We’ll also put boards on the front of the bins (not attached), so that we can keep the soil in while composting, but be able to remove the boards and easily shovel it out when its needed.
We put the compost we already had into one bin and we’ll add to the other bin until it’s full. Then, we’ll switch bins. Whenever I plant something new in my veggie garden, I’ll now have easy access to compost that I can mix in before I plant.