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Re: TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer

Post  plantoid on 10/15/2017, 2:47 pm

Trolley your square bin looks a little damp inthe contents still inthe bin
 
My thought ...  Were you able to poke half a dozen holes down from top to bottom of the bin to get air into the bin deep down ? Do you have a lid on the bin most of th time to retain composting heat & keep out excessive moisture ?
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

@plantoid wrote:Trolley your square bin looks a little damp inthe contents still inthe bin
 
My thought ...  Were you able to poke half a dozen holes down from top to bottom of the bin to get air into the bin deep down ? Do you have a lid on the bin most of th time to retain composting heat & keep out excessive moisture ?
Plantoid ... Thanks for the suggestions. If by "square bin" you mean the SoilSaver bin, the contents were turned and did not heat up again. So I do not think poking holes is going to help. The contents look dark but are not soaking wet ... just a little damp (more so on top than down below). As well, I keep both the SoilSaver and the 3x3x3 bin covered at all times except when I am working on them. However, the covers are a few inches above the contents and perhaps the overnight dew is making the top of the contents wet.  Very Happy

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