Compost heap location

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Re: Compost heap location

Post: # 272029Post Crickleymal
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:37 pm

We managed to make some of the best compost we have ever made last year. We have some of those plastic compost bins that look like daleks. I took the already rotted contents of a couple of those and put it into a container made of pallets then covered it with an old plastic tarpaulin. We moistened the heap with urine (gathered over a couple of days) about once a week in the hot weather and turned it once or twice in 6 months. The result was a lovely crumbly brown compost.

Our garden is north facing and gets little sunlight (the compost is mainly used on the allotment). The heap is in the northernmost corner behind the chicken run by a 6 ft high fence so it will only get sunlight from about 3 in the afternoon from late spring to early autumn.
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Re: Compost heap location

Post: # 272030Post Zech
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:27 pm

I realise this discussion is about how to do the job properly, but I just chuck everything in a heap (literally a heap - not even pallet sides), cooked food and meat included, and leave it for a year. The result is usually pretty good, though when I come to use it I do start by removing all the stuff that's growing on it and adding it to the next heap :lol:
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Re: Compost heap location

Post: # 272068Post doofaloofa
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:25 am

If you are starting a new plot or have a fallow break you could locate a heap there. this way any loss of nutrient into the soil can be regained the next season

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Re: Compost heap location

Post: # 274833Post doofaloofa
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:31 am

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