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Post  jimmy cee on 12/28/2013, 10:16 pm

Well I couldn't stand being away from my piles, since it was a warmer day I went out to the compost piles and 1 was 48 deg F...the other isn't ready to start yet.

Added 9 boxes of frozen veggies, straw, some compost from the old pile, and shredded leaves.
I tried the garbage can/weed whacker trick today for leaves...it really worked well for me, enough to keep me from purchasing another piece of stuff. ( leaf shredder )

this pile should be done in spring


this pile will be started sometime during jan/feb

Happy to be outside again, mud is bad though, winter's coming back tomorrow....

Thermometer used, reading 48 today, crust was frozen, no worms around


garlic & shallot bed, they did not come out this past fall.


end of a hard days work  R & R    starting tumbler up (maybe it will work this year)
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Post  boffer on 12/28/2013, 10:34 pm

jimmy cee wrote:...end of a hard days work  R & R    starting tumbler up (maybe it will work this year)...

Uh...I must have missed the pictures of the hard days work!  But I appreciate the R & R!   

I found that my compost tumbler is better for mixing MM than for making compost.  Shocked
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Post  jimmy cee on 12/28/2013, 10:43 pm

I don't take photo's of me working, bad for my image...

Tumbler..I'm not giving up on it, I am going to try to keep the browns  going more this year.
Think it will work if the correct mix is established..  if not...another    
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Post  GWN on 12/30/2013, 7:37 pm

I am attempting to maintain an active compost pile INSIDE my hoop house this winter and got the temp up to 60 yesterday. Since my dog cannot get at it, I put in a bunch of blood meal.
THEN I did the same with my tumbler, which I am assuming is pretty much as much of a failure as everyone else's here...
But I thought I would try the blood meal and try to get turning it again. I guess I have not completely given up on mine either, however this will be my third year with it...
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