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Is it better to keep a compost pile in the sun or in the shade?
Paul Ostrof
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On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 09:21:04 -0700, Paul Ostrof wrote:

You generally want to keep your compost in the sun if you can. Try to treat your pile as if it were a living plant. Give it water regularly and air (flipping). Equal amounts of green and brown ( carbon and cellous) and you'll good compost in no time... Good luck.
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Compost piles in the shade tend to get invaded by the roots of the tree that is providing that shade.
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On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 12:21:04 -0400, Paul Ostrof wrote:

Sun.
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Paul Ostrof said:

It's best to keep a compost pile where it's convenient. That's far more important than the sun or shade issue. Build them right, and they heat from within.
Tree roots can invade from quite a distance. Once more reason to build hot pile with some sort of aeration grates underneath.
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I do all my composting in shade. It's cooler for me and my compost stays hot. ------------------------------ John Wheeler Washington, DC USDA Zone 7

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