I decided to make a compost pile in my yard. I've been wanting to do this for some time, but never got around to it. With the spring like weather that we've been having this month, I decided to get out and get some of those kinds of projects completed.
Do any of you have experience with a compost bin? I would like some suggestions on how to make it work. Here is what I did. I just staked in six 4' tall tomato stakes in a rectangle shape, and wrapped a plastic flexible fencing around them and stapled it in place. I filled it most of the way with dry leaves, but I also threw in some rotted apples and oranges, and a few green leaves. I have it so that I can open the front and turn it with a shovel every so often. I would show you a picture, but it isn't much to look at.
From what I hear, a compost pile needs air and sun, and it needs to be layered with different ingredients. My neighbor heard that you are supposed to layer it: brown, green, vegetable peels, repeat. This is gross, but I saw a youtube video that suggested using human urine to make it compost better. Sorry, I'm not going to that length. One, I don't want to go through the collection process. Two, I don't want the smell in my yard. It's not enough to tell the boys to go outside to relieve themselves in the compost pile because the video said it is too hot by itself, so you need to dilute it with water. Okay....my mind is really starting to think of new ways to do that, but I have to remember reason number two. Anyway, do you have any ideas on how to make it better?