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Compost Barrel

Compost Barrel

Since we got the Chipper-Shredder running, we figured it was a good time to start a compost barrel as well.  I looked around to get some ideas on how I could build ours in the place we wanted to put it.  The idea was that not only did we want to compost our shreddings, but also kitchen scraps, like fruit & veggie peelings and egg shells. First I cut an opening in the side of the barrel between the two…

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Watering PVC Tomato Cages

Watering PVC Tomato Cages

We found the plans for these tomato cages out on the internet somewhere.  They looked like a good design but we felt it needed some improvement.  The original plans called for a piece of PVC pipe running to the top of the cage with the other end buried with the roots so you can directly water.  We didn’t like that, and it seemed unnecessary. Our plan was to actually use the cages themselves as a conduit from our rain barrel…

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