I've got a compost bin and was wondering when I should stop adding to
it so that I can use well-rotted compost on my veg patch next Spring?
It's a plastic dalek-style compost bin, from the council.
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Very interesting. Doable at home perhaps, except for where does one
obtain leonardite coal dust? I couldn't find consumer amounts
anywhere. Gypsum and clay.....no problem. Speaking of clay, couldn't
one use the clay litter that one buys for cats poo or oil absorption?
Not the funny stuff, just straight granulated clay.
Gypsum from sheetrock scraps, I would assume, without having
investigated yet. Do you think one would benefit just from the
addition of gypsum and clay?
sighhh.....so much to learn, eh? :-)
Thanks, once again, for the mental stimulation.
Next spring? If I waited THAT long, all my compost would disappear! I
have 4 bins going, and recently have shredded last fall's leaves which
already have been decomposing. For your situation, move the contents
to a chicken wire bin and start again. I guess compost happens fast
in east TN.
I have two bins - 240 litre capacity each. I dump stuff into
one, until it is full, and then let it sit while I fill the other
bin. It takes months, because of having a relatively small
amount of material. By the time both bins are full, the old is
ready to be emptied out.
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