Three easy materials for a DIY composter
A couple of months ago, we started with our composting project, a compost pile. But we noticed that our dogs love to get some bites from their newly-found buffet, and we thought for some upgrading.
What is composting? Composting is nature’s way of recycling our kitchen and yard waste, which will be broken down, also called the process of decomposing, into its organic components and ,thus, become food for other plants and organisms! So, a natural soil fertilizer and protector of organisms in the soil. Read here more.
Again Pinterest gave us a great idea! I bumped into a picture uploaded by Melissa @EmpressOfDirt.net with the title “DIY Compost bin made from hardware cloth by Tom Powers”.
The next day I went off to buy from my little budget of Php350 this kind of wire, which is easily available in any hardware store in the Davao!
By the way, wire cloth is also called welded wire mesh and comes in different screen sizes.
You need from the hardware store:
– 1.5 meter hardware cloth (price: Php 300.00-400.00)
– 5-8 plastic fasteners (price: Php8.00/each)
– small wire cutter (like the TU-206 6”High Quality Diagonal Side Cutting Pliers Cable Wire Cutter Stripper Linesman Repair Hand Tool from Lazada.com)
The round wire cloth will have difficulties to stand on its own. Better: dig a hole of 20 centimeters around the bent wire. This will give your compost construction a good stability!