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Re: New composting bins

Postby retropants » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:23 pm

Our allotment compost area was built from old galvanised, corrugated panels and hardwood doors. it was sectioned off into 4, and each section we could plonk another door on top to keep the rain off. Our compost was pretty good, lovely and crumbly, not too wet or dry, just right.
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Re: New composting bins

Postby Stephen » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:51 pm

Should I try to keep the rain off?
The daleks certainly keep the composting dry a New Zealand bin doesn't.
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Re: New composting bins

Postby Colin2016 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:47 am

With the amount of rain we are having at the moment I would say yes.
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Re: New composting bins

Postby Stephen » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:32 am

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Re: New composting bins

Postby Shallot Man » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:53 am

Stephen wrote:Interesting thoughts.
I top the heaps off with cardboard, which will rot down, with a pallet on top to provide a bit of pressure.
I like the idea of insulating them, I wonder where I can scrounge something (a trip to the tip maybe).


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Re: New composting bins

Postby Primrose » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:02 am

I'm sure you're probably right Stephen. I don't know whether you ever actually get worms appearing in a black plastic leaf containing bag and they must surely help to speed up the composting process.
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