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Jbest
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Location: Zone 5B Pennsylvania

Composting 2009

I finished shredding yesterday, last falls garden debris along with grass clippings, a few leaves, all the annual flowers, 11 hanging baskets, about 15 rotting pumpkins and 4 bundles of corn with ear corn attached. I thought I would have enough shredded material to fill one of my 3 X 3 X 3 bins and was planning to add some urea to get it to heat up. This morning, about 36-38 HRS after I started shredding, I was going to build my compost pile. To my surprise there was steam vapor coming off like crazy. I think I was grinning from ear to ear. Now I am planning on letting it set until it cools to about 120 DEG then add some urea and fill my bin.

John
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Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting,
"Holy crap what a ride!!"

cynthia_h
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Location: El Cerrito, CA

Wonderful! :D

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

RJ-Hythloday
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Location: Norfolk, VA

What a great surprise, it already started cooking for you.

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