Hello, I have been casually reading through this forum for about year now. I'm finding myself getting slightly addicted and what I thought would be just a 10 minute browse turns into an hour or so.... I'm sure this has been brought up before but I failed to find it so I come looking for suggestions from those more experienced.
Anyway, I have two separate composting bins set up by my garage, roughly 4'x4'x4' that my wife and I have been adding to for a couple years now. The first year, I didn't put too much effort into it as it was going to be more of a project for her, however since then I have kind of taken over the composting duties.
I understand the ideal mixture of greens and browns and while I try to keep a pretty good ratio, we mainly just throw in our veggie and fruit scraps, coffee grounds, and then some dead leaves, paper, grass, and plants. We don't get to crazy with it, just use the normal stuff from the kitchen and yard.
What I had intended to do with the two bin system is fill one bin up and then let it do it's thing while we work on filling the other pile up. The problem I have is that I find it hard to throw out things I know can go in the compost pile so we've kind of just been adding to both piles and keeping those bad boys plum full. I guess I'm just wondering if it's better to have one bin as a working bin only and then just add to it if needed. I feel like the only way I'll ever have a "finished" pile is if I stop adding to it at some point but just would like to hear your thoughts.