Almost finished composting for 2008

About the middle of June, I had one bin full of composted grass and 2007 leaves and the semi-finished compost in two bins on either side. The material in the foreground is wood chip mulch that is going in the first bin on the left. This material along with two loads of composted HM and composted leaves from 2007 went in to my new SFG boxes.

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The second bin from the right, is annuals, canna lilies, dahlias, potted plants and of coarse HM.

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This is my third load of HM and it is fresh, right out of the horse’s dupa. It will be used for my fall composting. The third bin back, contains the early crops from the garden and the pile of debris in front of the bins is essentially my 2008 garden.

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 I shred everything that goes into the compost bin. This debris along with about ½ yd of HM filled the first bin.

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 After about three weeks, the three bins had reduced in volume to where I could put the contents of the three bins into two bins. The debris in the foreground is some fall leaves, grass clippings, more cannas, hanging baskets and mums.

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At the time of this photo, it was 45 deg and you could see some vapor coming from the piles after composting for three weeks.

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4 thoughts on “Almost finished composting for 2008

  1. bettyinga

    John – you have a great system going there. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  2. engineeredgarden

    That’s alot of compost, John. I may have to go get some more HM (fresh this time), cause i’ve got plenty of leaves now….they’re everywhere!

    EG

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  3. jbest123

    I expect by spring it will be reduced again by about 1/2. Still plenty to top dress the SFG boxes though.

    John

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  4. Timlin

    John that’s an amazing website. I was enjoying reading through and checking your pics so much I ended up with my nudder half leaning over my shoulder taking it in. Good stuff!

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