I have no idea why the OP thought a big compost pile "obviously isn't ideal".... I've always just piled up my compost in a big pile, but obviously that isn't ideal...
So true....my compost pile from winter feeding livestock is quite large compared to the typical homeowner compost pile. No need for a "bin" as it would just get in the way.Guess it depends on what you generate. ...
You probably have more compost stuck in your boots than I generateSo true....my compost pile from winter feeding livestock is quite large compared to the typical homeowner compost pile. No need for a "bin" as it would just get in the way.
I'll turn this every couple of months until fall when it will be some of the richest compost to be found anywhere.... estimated volume at 1800 cubic ft. You can feel the heat standing next to it.
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The "toss stuff in the garden" method is called sheet composting.Compost piles smell bad if they are too wet. Otherwise, they don't smell at all until you start to bring out the finished compost, and then it just smells like good earth (perfume to a gardener!).
The "toss stuff in the garden" method is called sheet composting. I do that with the chicken coop cleanings on the fallow part of the garden during the winter. The grass/chicken manure mix gets turned in about a month before planting.
I don't have a compost bin, I've always just piled up my compost in a big pile, but obviously that isn't ideal. I was wondering what people tend to use for compost bins? What are the best things, and that are preferably pretty cheap too?
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