A site to help gardeners begin composting and to share experiences.
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Started by Horace Miller. Last reply by LARK (Wi. zone 5) Feb 14, 2014.
Started by marilyn kowalski. Last reply by Matthew Wilson Feb 26, 2013.
Started by Lyn Swett Miller. Last reply by Paula Allen Zone 5 Oct 19, 2010.
Is there any advantage to putting a "bottom" in an on-ground compost pile? I suddenly find I have the material to do it with if it's worth doing. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
I have never added water to mine. Even so, there is always some liquid in the bin. It must be from the food scraps. There's a GS member named Leilani who is an expert vermicomposter. I don't know if she's in this group, though. I'm in so many groups, I can't keep the members straight. . . The ice chest sounds like the perfect worm bin, especially the kind that has a drainage hole. I don't have room under my sink for anything extra. Leilani suggests a tiered bin where the compost falls through and the worms stay in the upper bin so that you don't have to separate them from the finished product. I haven't seen it but sounds like a good idea.
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