Tereza Okava wrote: Even when I get what I figure would be a balance, the piles take up too much space in my tiny backyard garden (taking a lot more time to break down than I would have expected), tend to attract vermin, and I end up losing space that could be productive.
This past year I decided to get rabbits, and reduce my (admittedly) gigantic stream of greens (mostly kitchen scraps, we cook most of our food out of the garden). The little that the beasts won't eat is now going into a bokashi barrel, which so far is going great (got my first bit of liquid slime from it today). The 1-2 sq m I was losing to compost piles (often more than one) is now producing corn and spaghetti squash, and the rabbit poop is doing its magic.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:"compost in a circle garden" concept?
echo minarosa wrote:you might end up with fewer weed seeds killed off.
R. Han wrote:Does anybody know whether this large losses in nitrogen and carbon also happen in piles that are not stirred/turned?
According to the humanure handbook it is sufficient to just build the pile and then let it sit for a year,
only maintaing consistent humidity in the pile.
So are you guys turning compost only to get it done faster, or is there a drawback from the lazy mathod that i am not aware of?
echo minarosa wrote:I then took a thermometer to it and it was pretty much at 140-160 the full length of the bed.