|Total cost of compost bins $2.00!|
I was just wanting to show some of the progress that I have made since I posted about "Dirt Cheap Compost Bins".
As you can tell I have added another bin, both were free, other then 2 of the decking boards which were only .51 cents each off the culled lumber rack. And as you can see under the blue tarp, I have loaded up on horse manure. It was free as well! I have a friend that has a horse/goat farm, she says "anytime come get what you need". I also have one of the best neighbors around, he has a trailer and we hauled the manure home and he even helped unload it, great guy. In trade he uses what he needs for his garden.
I also took a couple pieces of pipe and drove in the ground beside the bins to store the wood for our fire pit, just to try to keep it up and out of the way.
|4 beds, total $45.00!|
I have added 2 more raised beds (both 32"x17"x6') since my article on "Pros and Cons of raised Beds" and "Urban Garden in a Little space for less then $100.00". If you remember the others are 4'x4'x17" and 4'x8'x17', so a lot of garden space, for know! I did total up the beds, without the weed barrier, and it came to a grand total of $45.00. Compared to a kit I found on line. (4'x8'x17" kit $375.00 plus shipping) Click here for kit price, a pretty great savings, I think anyway!
This was part of my intent when starting this blog was to try to show people how cheaply you can do these thing, if not do them for free. For example, my neighbor down the tracks has been doing some projects on his house because they are selling. He has been piling scrap pieces of lumber up behind his building. So I asked him what he was gonna do with it and he said you can have it. You never know unless you ask!
Well there's an update, I hope you are enjoying watching this little Urban are grow (and keep growing). It is fun to do and keep track of. It is amazing what I have learned as well, just getting back to what I grew up doing! God Bless you all and happy gardening!
"1 Corinthians 4: 1Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful."