Last year, we just set up an area surrounded by wooden pallets for a compost area. We didn't take care of it really well and it just ended up being a place to throw out anything... scraps, weeds, etc. So... I vowed to be a better girl in 2013 and followed the lead of some Stewbies... and now have a "real" compost bin. compost bin ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) Hubby got it all set up about 10am today. As soon as he was done, I "christianed" it by adding the contents of my morning's tea bags. By 2pm... I'd added some "goodies"... onions peels... potatoes (which may have been okay to eat... but I just couldn't help myself!). I also added just a small shovel full of dirt. Don't know if that was okay or not... but I wanted to see how well it mixed up when rolled! We BBQ yesterday and I was planning on adding the ashes, but I read this posting http://www.gardenstew.com/about295.html And it mentioned NOT to use ashes. Why shouldn't it be added to compost? And oh yeah... that link is my first officialy "SAVED" posting!