Vanessa Alarcon wrote:Hi y'all! So i just got my 65 gal composter bin .... no turn composting where they used pvc pipes w/ holes. i have multiple pool noodles (from the dollar tree) that i want to use instead.
Tereza Okava wrote:we also use the noodles for head-smashing places, and for places where the car tends to bang/scrape/etc (urban farm, tight space and too many vehicles).
i also think that the whole point was to try to encourage air circulation, and I don't think noodles permit flow, they have air cells. I got really excited about a hole-in-the-middle compost pile after reading The Good Life (Nearings) and tried to replicate it a few times with the drilled PVC pipe and even one time by stacking wood the way they describe in the book, but my compost still was cranky so I went in another direction (the bunnies now eat 95% of what used to go in the compost pile). My bunny mess goes on the garden (I sift out the poo to use in manure tea and the hay/paper shreds/leftover food/etc all gets put to use as mulch). But shavings+poo+pee+your kitchen scraps should make a nice hot compost bin!