When talking about the agriculture, one of the most important tasks for a farmer or a gardener is to pay attention to the soil which feeds the nutrients required for the plants to grow. This can be achieved by maintaining a proper composting technique. For the gardeners, who thought that they don’t have much space to prepare the most effective compost for their crops, don’t worry! Here’s the ultimate solution, compost using bin compost techniques. Despite the traditional composting methods, bin composting techniques are most suitable for the gardeners at the present. With contrast to the traditional composting method of pile macrobiotic resources in a yard nearly for a year of time, bin composting can be done within a small space and a short period of time. As an advantage of using bin composting techniques, the gardener can avoid disasters of nutrients getting leached due to rain, growing-disease causing organisms and weeds.
Bin composting techniques comes in a gardener-friendly and environmental-friendly form. There are different types of bin composting including enclosed bins, worm bins, rolling bins, and tumblers. These types of bins are easier to maintain and different features are supported. Most of them are having a top-covered feature, making it risk-free for our gardeners on rainy or very hot climates. Bins used for composting are handy to have, and much cleaner and odorless in the process of composting. Bin composting can be done efficiently as the ongoing composting materials can be mixed easily. Out of all advantages of bin composting, a composting bin is available to buy on local or online shops or marketplaces.
Let’s have a look on bin composting types
For the gardener’s who want to compost, but prefer to be clean and tidy… enclosed compost bins are ideal to have. Here we see two types of enclosed bins. But, the technical and practical concept of the above two types of enclosed bins is more or less same. These enclosed bins are coming with lids which can seal your compost. Having a lid will protect your compost from rain and the annoying animals. Enclosed bins are designed with holes or slots on each side of the bin. Hence, it will support the process of ventilation during composting. Plastic is the material used in these types of enclosed bins. Mostly it is available in black color and sometimes in green color. We prefer to have black colored enclosed bins, so it will absorb the sunlight as the required amount. These bins are inexpensive and can be purchased from local and online markets. However, this bin composting technique might be taking a bit longer in the process. These bins are designed to keep in one place. As a drawback, you should turn or mix the compost manually from the top using something such as a shovel.
This type of composting bin is much easier than the enclosed bins. One can categorize rolling bins under enclosed bins because it is also having a lid. Unlike in enclosed bins, rolling bins can be rolled over which explains the reason for the given name.
What do you think of a compost bin being able to roll over? Yes! This is the advantage we missed having an enclosed bin. Having this you don’t want to open it and mix compost manually by a shovel.
Rolling bins comes in plastic, also have holes for ventilation. These can be purchased and a stand is inclusive, to keep hold the rolling bin when it is not being rolled. One and only disadvantage of this type of composting bins is to roll when the bin is fully loaded, it’s going to be heavier and some effort is needed.
This is a clever way to get rid of food scraps. These are small in size and many come with several levels or floors. You can keep this in your kitchen, garage or even in the garden. What you got to do is simply add your organic food wastes into the bin; rest will be happily done by our little friends the composting or red worms. Using worm bins we can extract a nutrient rich vermicompost. In a ratio of 1:2 food scraps should add to worms. Worm bins are either plastic or wood (wood is the best choice) and composed of a lid. This type of composting is really advantageous because we don’t have to put any big effort composting. But if you open it too often it will be disgusted to smell, if one set of food scraps haven’t composted fully.
I can say this is my favorite type of composting bin. Owning a tumbler will ease your composting better than any composting method. Usually, these are made of hard and strong materials and composed of a stand to hold the tumbler above the ground. Tumbler is fixed to the stand in a way we can rotate it. This also provides proper ventilation through the holes on the surface. Available to purchase in different ranges of sizes as you prefer. But once you start composting, you got to stay patiently till it completely composted to add another set of organic matter to be composted. Damn! Just like all the good stuff in this world, tumblers are pretty expensive with compare to other composting bins.
Hmm… so why don’t you try making your own compost bins??
It’s really simple, inexpensive and fun to make your own composting bin. The concept is simple as this; all you need to do is to transform any sort of pre-used bin to a compost bin by drilling some holes. Or to make an enclosed bin with wood pallets, brick or cement. A wire bins also an easier way to make a bin. You can make a great tumbler by using an old concrete mixture or a barrel with appropriate stand. Even a wheelbarrow can be converted into a composter.
In the market, there are many designers who used this simple concept into money by developing it and giving a new and modern look. So why don’t you try owning your own brand for composting bins and make some extra income?