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Post  sanderson 4/5/2022, 4:53 am

When I used to compost, I liked using this calculator to try to get the ratio of Carbon:Nitrogen of the raw ingredients to a 25:-1 to 30:1 ratio.  I hope this helps Newbies get started in the right direction.

Remember that for a hot compost to get up to 140-150*F for a few days to kill pathogens and seeds, a large volume is required for the microbes to create these temperatures.  Compost bins should be 3' x 3' x3' minimum to 4' x 4' x4' maximum.  Even though tumblers lack the critical mass for high temperatures, they will still reach somewhere into the thermophilic stage of 104-150*F.

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Post  OhioGardener 8/6/2022, 10:41 am

A Composting Tip:  When working in the garden, always keep a "Compost Bucket" nearby. When pulling off yellowing leaves from the bottom of plants, throw the leaves in the compost bucket. When pulling a weed, throw it in the compost bucket. When picking up spoiled tomatoes, or broken branches from a pepper plant, throw them in the compost bucket.

When done gardening, empty the compost bucket into the compost bin, and return the bucket to the garden for the next visit.

"It's all a compost heap. You just put down a layer of humus that helps other stuff grow. Your work will all be forgotten, but it will help stuff grow."  ~ Murray Edelman

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