One very full compost bin
One box that fits snuggly inside the bin (or as closely as possible)
The compost bin I will be using isn't quite full, and I'm ready to get started, so I used some partially composted material from another bin. I seem to be doing a lot of that lately. I can't seem to keep up with my compost needs.
With the compost bin full I placed the box on top (flaps pulled out) and filled it with potting soil. This box took about 1 1/2 bags (2 cubic feet each) of potting soil. I got the soil wet and planted the seeds according to the package instructions.
Check back. I will be posting pictures of the box as the corn grows.
Be well and happy gardening!
The corn is doing great. Some of the seedlings are 2" tall. The box has already sunk quite a bit.
The corn didn't end up doing well. The seedlings came up great, but something (birds?) gave me problems.
The plants were shredded and some of the stems were broken.
Only 3 seedlings left, probably about 6 inches tall. I might start some annual flower seeds behind the struggling corn so that I am using the growing space.
In another compost bin I started a box of zinnia seeds with a few melons in the corners.
The zinnia seedlings are getting big and are ready to be transplanted. I will keep the melons in the box where they will continue to grow up and over the sides of the compost bin.
Watch for weekly follow up pics.