Project of the Day: Compost Screen

I built a three stage compost bin a couple of years ago. There are three adjoining bins where progressively composted material is stored.

Once material is in the third bin it’s almost ready to use in pots and the garden. Screening the compost removes the big chunks and twigs and creates a really nicely textured soil amendment. I built this compost screen using cedar scraps, hardware cloth and an old plastic bin.

To use it I don gardening gloves and grab handfuls of compost and rub it around the screen. I throw whats left into the woods. It takes about ten minutes to process a bin full of compost.

Today In The Garden

  • Bagged leaves and cleaned up from Winter
  • cleaned and weeded garlic and asparagus beds
  • replanted peas: I fear the first batch rotted in the cold wet soil
  • planted Black seeded simpson lettuce, spinach and radish

This winter really beat the garden down and there are branches and leaves all over. Yet I know in a mere four weeks everything will come to life

I’m planning out the Japanese garden. On my run today I designed concrete and cut glass bottle stepping stones which will have solar power embedded LEDs under the bottles. Stay tuned.