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Old 11-06-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Planning to put all the dead summer veg plants in this , will do a lid...Ok for compost bin??
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Why a lid? Compost needs air and water. Are you worried about critters?

Should be fine, I wouldn't bother with walls either (air and water again).
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Thanks...
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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I don't see how you could turn the compost inside that. I'd just do a pile so it can be turned easily.

But it would work the way you have it, even though you can't turn it to help the process.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Maybe you can lay it on its side when full and roll it around to mix and get air to help with decomposition.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:08 AM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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Chicken wire helps as well. Anyone can make a compost pile virtually anywhere, but if fruit flies are a problem, then that is what it is.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:44 AM
 
Location: rural DE
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if you can open that wire roll, you can turn it right where it is, then put the roll around again to contain it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:00 AM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Planning to put all the dead summer veg plants in this , will do a lid...Ok for compost bin??
I'd eliminate the cardboard like that. 2 reasons.


1. The cardboard is going to breakdown and weaken and collapse anyway.
2. The pile needs air (not just escaping air from the top) otherwise you may get the foul odor and pile wont break down as fast.


That wire should prevent any animals from coming. Add one for the top too for even better security.


Enjoy. Post back in this thread in the future with more pics and results please.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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I'd eliminate the cardboard like that. 2 reasons.


1. The cardboard is going to breakdown and weaken and collapse anyway.
2. The pile needs air (not just escaping air from the top) otherwise you may get the foul odor and pile wont break down as fast.


That wire should prevent any animals from coming. Add one for the top too for even better security.


Enjoy. Post back in this thread in the future with more pics and results please.
Except the mice. Compost is natural heating, for Micky and Minnie.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Central WI
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Or.... if all your garden debris fits in that relatively small container, why not just till the debris into the soil and let it do it's thing naturally in situ. Nothing comes out of a compost pile that you didn't put in it in the first place. It's not magic.

Composting is for gathering organic material from far & wide, concentrating it and then augmenting a much smaller area (your garden plot) with the nutrients. Using only the proceeds of the garden only recycles what originally came out of it and doesn't actually "improve" the soil (except for texture).
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