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Hello Forum Garden thanks for the add.

In the past 2 months, I have decided to cut my work schedule down and start having a little more time to myself. With this free time I have been a little bored I can't lie but I have also decided to start my own little organic vegetable patch in my back yard and how better to start than your own compost heap? apart from I have no idea what I'm doing.

So, what should I use to create this compost heap? I know that dead leaves and vegetable waste is fine but how much do you use? What else can you use? I have a plot of and 1m by 1m square to heap the compost, in the area I said above roughly how long will it take to get actual compost? and then pretty much anything else you guys can share with me.

Thanks

Example image of what I have being built for my compost

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Okay...organic ha? Well firstly you could watch the elaboate composting they do on gardening shows ...get frustrated and give up

Or

Do what i do. Basically i include everything and i mean EVERYTHING!!!

You are essentially creating warmth and food for bugs....all bugs not just worms.

What do bugs eat? ....EVERYTHING!



Mostly gardeners will tell you no meat no dairy no solid matter (wood, twigs,pot ash)

Its all a nonsense! Bugs eat everthing and soil breaks everything down.

No bugs....no compost. No soil mixed in.....no compost.



Airate it.....mix it....remember you are cooking essentially meals for bugs.

Thats it.

Or you can do another thing i do and add chook poo and all kitchen scraps straight into your vege garden so youre not double handling.

Turn the soil where you throw stuff onto it and voila
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When I was a kid (while I still lived in a property with a garden) we used to have an open coal fire. Then we had a gas fire installed instead. After that the coal bunker outside was redundant.

Now, this coal bunker was not simply a box to put the coal in, but a container, about 1.5m square, with concret slab sides & top, with a lift up wooden lid (just like THIS ONE) where you would tip the coal in. However, at the front, at the base was a little slide up door, where you would shovel the coal out, as & when you needed it.

As you can imagine, this coal bunker served as an excellent compost bin. All sorts of organic matter in the top then, after it's had time to rot down, you can shovel it out from the bottom.
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I also have heard you can add paper, too, and I believe a bit of water every now and then is good for the compost as well.
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Newspaper (some, not too much, preferably shredded.) egg shells, and coffee grounds are good.
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Hence my comment....EVERYTHING! Lol.

When you think of composting think. Rainforest. What happens in a rainforest.

And dont forget ...potatoes, pumpkins, lots of different herbs grow in compost. You dont have to wait to use it. Uou can plant as you build it.
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Fourpart We also had coal for heat - you'd load the hopper and remove the clinkers from the furnace. great container for compost.

I've also watch my neighbor add coffee grounds & egg shells.

Good luck

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Some great replies here guys and I have learnt so much by just reading this! I am going to put all of the above into practice and keep you guys updated along the way.
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I thought I posted this already but obvs not. I have come across these Compost tumblers http://www.used.forsale/compost-tumbler has anyone got any experience using one of these? does it make life easier?
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The forum software gratuitously purges posts from newcomers that carry URLs, it saves the site from a lot of marketing spam.

As for the items for sale I've known children who crawl into those and fall asleep, it makes for a hectic hour or two searching for them. If you're afflicted that way then you can't keep rotting compost in them, it makes the children very smelly by the time they emerge.
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My sister has had a tumbler for a couple of years. There doesnt seem to be much difference timewise with a tumbler. And once it does start breaking down the tumbler becomes quite heavy and you break your back trying to turn the handle or manually turning the bucket itself.

And it stinks on hot days.

Ill stick with aired natural break down
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spot;1512815 wrote: The forum software gratuitously purges posts from newcomers that carry URLs, it saves the site from a lot of marketing spam.

As for the items for sale I've known children who crawl into those and fall asleep, it makes for a hectic hour or two searching for them. If you're afflicted that way then you can't keep rotting compost in them, it makes the children very smelly by the time they emerge.


We're talking mud in another thread and children being naturally dirty. At least the the child would be naturally smelly. Lol

My concern would be the oxygen level for a child in a tumbler bin. Theres a reason why its warm inside them
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Hi Vieffy, welcome to ForumGarden.

If I were an associate of Слу́жба вне́шней разве́дки I'd call getting-rid-of-ground-moles a neat domain name though it might raise eyebrows in Salisbury. You're very welcome to discuss current events, your point of view would be interesting.
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We had moles back in Arkansas. I rather liked the little critters.
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Annecole;1522498 wrote: While the process of composition or in the farming process, there are various unwanted pests and plants which comes and interrupt. One has to get rid of these unwanted pests such as bugs. Well, my uncle loves farming, for protecting his farm he does regular pest controlling by [link removed by moderator] so that his farm is secured from unwanted pests and weeds.


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