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I have this garbage can holder/protector.



It seems very well made out of expanded metal and 3/16" angle iron. It stands about 6' tall and about 3' across. I just know I could find some use for it but for the life of me I can't think of anything. Does anyone have any ideas of what this could be used for? Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
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It seems perfect for a Compost Bin ( good air flow) and I would use the outside 6ft section as a trellis for climbing veggies like pole beans, cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, etc.
 
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Thanks Rick! I was tossing around the idea of making several larger holes in the expanded metal and making a strawberry plant tower out of it but a compost bin might work out better. I could easily fill it with the bedding from my brooders. I think I've been looking at the thing for so long I just couldn't see its full potential.
 
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I think a composter would be a great idea, and I also think that wire mesh would support some melons, squash, beans, or some other climbing plants which would definitely benefit from all that composty goodness at their roots. Plus they would make it look pretty
 
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Compost or leaf mold.
If you turned it upside down, when the bottom material is ready, you've got a space to scoop stuff out, keep adding new material to the top.
 
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Ken Peavey wrote:Compost or leaf mold.
If you turned it upside down, when the bottom material is ready, you've got a space to scoop stuff out, keep adding new material to the top.



That's true!

Galadriel: I agree and it could sure use a heavy dose of pretty.
 
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It also would make a good sifter grate.

 
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