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Ruth Stout Composting Submission 5 of 6
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Empty hole with its friend the bucket
Empty hole with its friend the bucket
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Ruth Stout Gardening Submission 6 of 6!
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bucket and its friend the hole
bucket and its friend the hole
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where did the hole go?
where did the hole go?
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Coco Newlon wrote:  - a photo of the bucket of kitchen scraps next to the opened mulch


 - a photo of the empty bucket and the new mound of mulch


 - repeat for second bucket




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I am applying the Ruth Stout compost method to the black berry bed.  Because I also save food waste to feed the chickens, these dumps contain things that I do not feed the chicken, like coffee grounds, heavier stalks of broccoli and cauliflower, potatoes, ect. It will be interesting to see if the potatoes sprout here next year. Each pile was placed next to the last dump so that a concentrated  area is improved.  I cover all the beds with either spoiled hay or leaves for the winter which makes this an easy method of composting.
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3rd Full
3rd Full
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3rd dumped
3rd dumped
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3rd covered
3rd covered
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2nd full
2nd full
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2nd dump
2nd dump
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2nd cover
2nd cover
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1st dump
1st dump
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1st cover
1st cover
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I added my veggie scraps to a pre-mulched food forest and topped up the wood chip mulch. I used 2 x 20L buckets which is reasonably close to 10 gallons, the buckets were a little under full.



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2. Composting site
2. Composting site
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1. 2 x 20L buckets of scraps
1. 2 x 20L buckets of scraps
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3. Scraps have been laid out
3. Scraps have been laid out
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4. Topping up with a mulch of wood chips
4. Topping up with a mulch of wood chips
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5. Topping up with a mulch of wood chips
5. Topping up with a mulch of wood chips
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7. Finished spot
7. Finished spot
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6. Empty buckets
6. Empty buckets
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Okay! This has been a long time coming!

My two locations: Wheaton Labs & My own backyard.

I started working on this BB when I when to visit Wheaton Labs. I was placing the compost in the garden area behind the "Fischer Price House' . The bucket from the kitchen was not a 5 Gallon bucket, it was more of a 3 Gallon Bucket. I filled this bucket twice as seen below:

First Bucket & Wood Chips - At the Lab




Second Bucket & Woodchips -At the Lab




So to participate in the '20 Day of PEP Challenge' I got my food scraps ready and.... it's puking snow! Hopefully the photos are good enough. This area I'm trying to prep to grow sunchokes this Summer.

Perry! The Purple PEP Platypus!

The Green bin is a 12 Gallon Bin. It's just about half full (~ 5 Gallons). The wood shavings are used shavings from the chicken coop.





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Luckily I've been putting the kitchen scraps in a compost tumbler all winter and they haven't done much, it's just getting around 50 during the day here.  I don't have any heavily mulched garden beds right now, but I have been putting down cardboard and woodchips around some of my fruit trees I planted in the hay field.  It's touch and go whether the hay or the tree wins, at least early on, so I tried to help out.  This bed was mulched in the fall.  
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2 bona fide 5 gallon buckets, one already dumped in the opening in the mulch
2 bona fide 5 gallon buckets, one already dumped in the opening in the mulch
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all done and covered up again. will be curious to investigate after the weather's been hot for a while.
all done and covered up again. will be curious to investigate after the weather's been hot for a while.
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I have a few Ruth Stout Garden Plots through the land. 1. Is at the educational lab, and the others in the gardening zone. Below are pictures of adding food scraps to the educational lab stops. Included in the pictures of 1gal buckets, 5 gal pails.

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gathering of waste food
gathering of waste food
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Waste food party
Waste food party
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I am looking for a hole to go into
I am looking for a hole to go into
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Where is the hole for this yummy waste food
Where is the hole for this yummy waste food
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there it is. yum
there it is. yum
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Buried the food
Buried the food
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all covered with straw/grass
all covered with straw/grass
 
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Hey Justyn, it's hard to tell from the pictures how many buckets there are, which is which size and how full they are.  Could you please confirm the volume and approximate % full each is and what the total is?  Needs to be 10 gallons in total.  Thanks!
 
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sorry about that. Those smaller ones are each 1gal, the larger yellow one is 5gal and it's about 90% full, but if you need more picture I can add more. In the picture is around 10gal. I added over the months ~20-30gal.  With 5 adults here, (my parents are very wasteful eaters) that is about 2 days worth of composting. Normally it goes to the pig or chickens, but every 2 months or so I collect enough to go to my Vermicomposting toilet, and into my garden plots.  Next, time I add some to the gardens I will update the pictures.
 
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