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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: My compost heap Reply with quote

I thought id show a few photos of my compost heap just to see what you all thought. Its not perfect but it works for me. The green bin is a 330l one


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Therell be a few posts with photos attached. Sorry about it but I can only seem to attach one photo per post


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres the second bin. Its 470l. The lid wasnt a great fit so I use a sheet of old plywood that I had lying around.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the compost bin just before I turned it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This compost has just been turned by the aerator


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Photo of what the finished product usually looks like.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second last photo. This is the compost aeration tool that I use on the bins. It seriously cuts down on the work involved in turning the compost bins. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the last one. This is a photo of the grass heap. Its left there to rot and I take handfuls of it and add it to the bins as necassery.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres a fresh bucket of material. I uaually put eggshells, cabbage leaves and stalks, potatoe skins and plants, banana skins and a small amount of grass, paper and cardboard. Feel free to leave comments or questions.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought you might be interested in a real composting machine


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Thought you might be interested in a real composting machine

Id love one of those. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I harvested one of my compost bins at the weekend and was delighted with the results. I ended up using it on some flower beds and Ive started refilling the compost bin again. Im going to experiment this time by putting 3 or 4 inches of twigs and leaves in the base of the compost heap to see if it helps air to circulate around the base of the compost.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the compost has turned out well for you. Compost bins are a wonderful idea.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sgmgarden wrote:
Looks like the compost has turned out well for you. Compost bins are a wonderful idea.

It did, I got over two wheelbarrowfuls from it and the bin wasn't even full. I've got a second bin as well but I'm going to leave it for a while cause there's a potato plant growing on the top of the compost.
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