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Simple Compost Bin

I would like a simple way to make a compost bin and what I should put in it. 

Simply put your green debris in a heap and let it rot. Compost bins are designed to contain and hide the compost process.  You can use a cylinder of wire mesh to contain the materials.  These are portable and easy to open for turning of the compost.  Or wire several old pallets together to form a bin.   Fill your compost bin with pest free plant debris.  Do NOT include weeds that have gone to seed or aggressive weeds like quackgrass and bindweed that can root and grow in your compost pile.  And do NOT add meat products that can attract rodents.  Adding a layer of soil every 6 to 12 inches and a bit of fertilizer can speed up the process.   Turn occasionally and your efforts will be rewarded with wonderful compost for your garden and containers.  Check with your local municipality for any regulations on composting and acceptable compost bins.        

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