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Exciting to learn this is a common method! While I have a compost bin and worm bin setup, started doing this out of laziness a while back and have seen great results. Started adding some to a new garden row mulched mostly with leaves.

- describe the volume of your bucket(s) and how full they were


2 x 4 gallon (full) & 1 x 4 gallon (1/4 full) 1 x 5 gallon (half full) = ~10 gallons

- 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






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Note: a minimum requirement "- Start with two areas that have already been mulched (or mulch two places) "

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Note: I certify this BB complete.  It is important to read the BBs before you start. Otherwise well done

 
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Christopher,
Well done on your Badge Bit.  They are not always that easy to interpret  or get right the first time.  Well done.  I note that you are fairly new to posting so for BBs, I tend to look at what others have done for the same BB and try to copy them.  I usually look at someone with the most BBs or PEP 1.
Looking forward to seeing more BBs in the not to distant future.
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'Mixing up' a double batch

As I write up the details for this BB, checking the calculations, I realise that I've accidentally doubled what was required.

We collect our compost in a stainless steel mixing bowl. To cut down on the number of trips (and for this purpose, photos), I used our largest mixing bowl. I calculated the volume in the beginning and converted it to US gallons, then set to work.

Converting between systems often invites errors. Somewhere along the line, I guess I thought that the number of bowls needed was for one location rather than both so I kept working on it. I have a 16 sq metre area of wood chip that I'm currently focusing on, so it was just a matter of keeping going.

Anyway, I filled my 10 litre bowl 4 times for each area. Converting this, I find that it is 1352 (US) fluid ounces, or 10.5 US gallons instead of the 5 required for each area  At least this type of mix up made the worms happy! 🤷
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Area 1, load 1
Area 1, load 1
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Area 1, load 2
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Area 1, load 3
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Area 1, load 4
Area 1, load 4
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Area 2, load 1
Area 2, load 1
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Area 2, load 2
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Area 2, load 3
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Area 2, load 4
Area 2, load 4
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40 litres of kitchen scraps, that's restaurant quantities lol.
I'll just do 40 1lt bowls and add them to this post over the next 6 months.
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I added two full buckets of compost to a hugel bed at Wheaton Labs in the past few days. These were each as full as reasonable, and it seems like no one minded me dealing with both Bucketfuls.

Here's a photo of Bucketful The First:



I added it to this hole:



Here's the compost in Hole Number One:



Here's Hole Number One, now filled, covered, and invisible:



Here's Bucketful The Second, next to Hole Number Two, also in a hugel bed:



Bucketful is transferred into the Hole:



Hole is filled, soil is replaced, and hay mulch is returned. Nobody's the wiser:



Thanks, volunteer reviewers! :)

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Thanks for submitting it, Thomas. To my eye those look like 1-gallon buckets, so you'll need to do a few more to fit the BB requirements (2 5-gallon buckets or equivalent in 2 spots).
Unless you have freaky-big hands or can verify the size of the buckets.  Let me know, you're on your way.
 
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Using the Ruth Stout method, I put 10 dry gallons of kitchen scraps into our mulched garden area.  To ensure that I can reflect on my leaning, I have created a journal that I can add to as I learn more about each skill.
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Can we dig a hole in the bed soil and bury the compost scraps? I am concerned rats are going to just feast from a heap on dirt surface with mulch on top. I thought if I buried it and put some dirt and our mulch on top that would protect it from the rats, what do you think? Would that qualify as okay for the badge?

 
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I'm house-sitting here and some of these garden beds are sitting dry. I've already been having a go at Ruth Stouting a bit in the bed pictured. For this BB submission I added some extra substantial loads, plus an extra gallon in a totally different area of the property. What was dry powder before now has worms crawling. The aim is to leave the beds better than I found them without outside inputs - just organic matter from the kitchen and garden.
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the 5 gal bucket of kitchen scraps next to the opened mulch
the 5 gal bucket of kitchen scraps next to the opened mulch
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the empty 5 gal bucket and the new mound of mulch
the empty 5 gal bucket and the new mound of mulch
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2nd 5 gal bucket
2nd 5 gal bucket
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2nd 5 gal bucket dumped
2nd 5 gal bucket dumped
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extra 1 gal for good measure
extra 1 gal for good measure
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bonus spot for extra gal
bonus spot for extra gal
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extra 1 gal spot filled
extra 1 gal spot filled
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Will add another set of photos for certification when feasible, i just did the other half and didn't take the proper photos so this first set will have to do for now.
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5 gal. Bucket full of scraps and another partial of shavings to reduce smell
5 gal. Bucket full of scraps and another partial of shavings to reduce smell
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Laid out in trench, had to bury in the ground cause the neighbors dog has free reign ( he'd dig it up if it was just under the mulch)
Laid out in trench, had to bury in the ground cause the neighbors dog has free reign ( he'd dig it up if it was just under the mulch)
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Mulched over
Mulched over
 
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