Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Compost bins 1, 2 and 3. Now labelled as I'm totally OCD.



My neighbors and my husband and I all use my compost bins. The inevitable question "which bin?" has always answered with 'first bin on the left'. Over time has been shortened to 'bin 1'. So I went out and bought these lovely brass house numbers and now the guess work is over. It's the same as labelling the herbs. I do that mostly for my husband but on occassion my neighbors ask for herbs too. I love sharing anything I grow, so it gives me great pleasure when they ask.

5 comments:

Mark Willis said...

Erin, your bins look very deep. Are any of the sides hinged or removeable to assist with removing finished compost?

Erin said...

If I'm recalling correctly, they are 4x4. The sides are fixed but the front lifts off. Because there's four feet of room side to side, you can actually get right in as you're emptying, how big are yours Mark? Do you climb right in, or...? As you know, I'm pretty new so I'm always VERY appreciative of tips that come my way from more experienced gardeners like you. Thank you,

Chad B said...

I would totally steal this idea if I just had more than one compost bin!

Erin said...

Chad...I think it would be hilariously funny if you labelled it bin 1. I would laugh out loud!

Claudia Fugate said...

Great ideas! And sharing with the neighbors - totally awesome.