in this [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17562&start=30]thread[/url] i made compost bin out of a old laundry basket and a trash can. the compost bin i made came from [url=https://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/chapter2.pdf]this link[/url] were they called it a bio reactor??
so when i finally filled my bin to the top i left it alone. After 3 days i already noticed a decrease of material in the bin.
So i put my hand on the organic matter and wow
it felt like a black car sitting out in the California summer heat. So i decided to get a thermometer to take a few readings..
the top middle of the compost were i put my hand, read 124!!
the top side of the compost read [url=https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/3877963317_86529e2960.jpg]110![/url]
and the [url=https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3877963283_ae9b72f230_o.jpg]sides of the compost[/url] [url=https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/3877963259_7471a726c0_o.jpg]read 105-120![/url]
this a No-turn composting method but still getting the heat of a turned compost
whats my secret, well besides the bio reactor it comes down to C/N ratio.
A healthy compost pile should have more carbon than nitrogen. A simple rule of thumb is to use one-third green and two-thirds brown materials. This gets the ratio for healthy fast heating compost and allows oxygen to penetrate and nourish the organisms that reside ther.
the compost should cool down after a few weeks but for now it is really cooking