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How to Build a Compost Bin

Composting is not only good for the planet, it’s good for the plants. It's good for the wallet, too. Here's how to build your own...

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Top 42 Compost Projects

  1. 1. Organic Gardening Q and A (03:09)

    Joe Lamp'l answers viewers' questions about organic gardening.

  2. 2. How to Start an Organic Garden

    Organic gardening improves the soil, provides enjoyment and produces yummy vegetables.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. All Purpose (20:00)

    An outdated kitchen is transformed into space that is sure to turn heads.

  4. 4. Compost for Lawn Maintenance (00:01:39)

    Composting and rain harvesting turn lawn waste into organic fertilizer.

  5. 5. Worm Compost (02:59)

    Instructions for how to create compost with worms, in your own kitchen.

  6. 6. Compost Bin (02:01)

    With recycled shipping pallets and chicken wire, build a compost bin.

  7. 7. Soil Amendments 101

    The experts at DIY Network provide tips on the best types of soil to use around the yard.

  8. 8. The Benefits of Compost

    The DIY Network experts discuss how compost gives plants an added natural boost without the use of synthetic fertilizers.

  9. 9. How to Build a Portable or Stationary Compost Bin

    DIY Network shows you how to improve the quality of your garden by building a compost bin.

  10. 10. How to Assemble a Compost Tumbler

    Compost is the secret to a thriving garden. Purchasing a compost tumbler kit speeds up compost production while making assembly a breez...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. Summer Squash (00:20:00)

    Learn how to plant, care for and harvest summer squash.

  12. 12. Capturing Water and Making a Compost Heap

    DIY experts demonstrate how to capture water from natural sources and start a compost pile from household scraps.

  13. 13. Green Dreams (20:02)

    Amy assists a couple's dream of an eco-conscious home become a reality.

  14. 14. Building a Planting Bed (00:60)

    Building a planting bed is a great weekend project that's hard to mess up.

  15. 15. How to Assemble a Worm Composter

    Worm composting transforms leftover food scraps into valuable plant food. And it can be done year round indoors.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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