after a long time of talking about it we finally built a compost bin yesterday. i think it's funny that coincidentally, just the day before, kelly from polkadot lane and her husband were also thinking of either buying a compost bin or a worm farm. they went for the worm farm which is a neat thing as well. but since my husband was looking forward to building a compost bin for such a long time we stuck with that plan. the idea of raising worms is quite appealing to me still. maybe that will be a project for next spring.
one of the main uses for our compost will be conditioning our soil and fertilizing our plants. this link provides some tips and good reasons to compost organic material that otherwise would go to waste at your house.
i know many of you grow your own gardens. are you composting as well? do you have any tips for a newbie?