Live in TX hill country. Seen the different types of compost holding
solutions (bins) available. The one I like most is just setting aside an
area in the ground, and turning it with a shovel. The only viable solution
is the standalone type that resembles a small concrete mixer. Reason: ants.
Lots of ants, many fire ants. They eat anything organic. Tough just
keeping them in check with ant mound type insecticide (Amdro). They don't
bother the garden, but eat anything decaying immediately. Kitchen food
Any solution to using the in-ground compost bin with all these ants around?
I ran into the same problem which is why I gave up on open composting
(except for leaf piles, they leave those alone).
For anything eatable, I now use black bag composting. BIG bags!
Construction grade bags from Lowe's.
Only drawback is is that it's anaerobic composting so takes longer.
If you mix lots of leaves and grass in with the kitchen stuff tho', and
turn the bags 3 or 4 times and leave them for 1 year minimum, they do
Further google searches for "black bag composting" will show up
Those construction cleanup bags are fantastic, tough, durable and easy
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.