wsommariva
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Ten month report on new 3 bin system

Hi everyone,

Last Fall we started a 3 bin system. Every week I would add kitchen scraps and cover with stockpiled oak leaves. Ratio of maybe 3 (leaves) to 1 (scraps). So I just turned one bin that has been sitting for about 5 months into an empty bin. All food scraps except egg shells are gone. And I never cut up anything, just throw scraps in the bin as is. Only real problem is that I have some matted leaves. So I have learned to perhaps mix up the pile a bit each week and to crush the egg shells. Other than that, I think I'll have great compost starting next spring. My goal was to have a zero cost no fuss system. I think I did ok. Thanks to everyone here who has helped me.

rot
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Thanks for the feedback

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Thanks for reporting back. It's always good to hear how things shake out. It's also good to hear what works for others.

Observe & adjust. to sense
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wsommariva
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Very satisfying experience.

bogydave
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Great. Easy compost, I like it.
We could use some pictures so we can improve our compost systems.
How much compost do you think you'll produce every year?

wsommariva
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wsommariva
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I think I can get about one cu yard per year.

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