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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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Here's my 2 five gallon bucket Ruth Stout submission
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Area 1 for scraps
Area 1 for scraps
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Prepped for scraps
Prepped for scraps
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Bucket of scraps
Bucket of scraps
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Scraps in ground
Scraps in ground
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Covered back up
Covered back up
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Area 2
Area 2
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Area prepped
Area prepped
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Second bucket of scraps
Second bucket of scraps
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In the ground
In the ground
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Covered back up
Covered back up
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2 bucket of 5gallons from my canning bb and a corn roast.
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Buck3ts near the first hole
Buck3ts near the first hole
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Empty bucket
Empty bucket
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Replacing mulch
Replacing mulch
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Second bucket
Second bucket
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Mulch replaced
Mulch replaced
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So for this BB I need to do some explaining. I attempted this with the 5 gallon bucket, however I live alone and could not produce enough organic material before it turned into mush. I believe that as a single person, even one who eats from home almost every night, I needed to reduce the size and repetitions of my compost bucket as filling 2 5 gallon buckets by person is not feasible.

So for this BB I used a roughly 1.25 gallon container as my compost bin. I had to do 12 repetitions of this BB in order to make the 10 gallon quota. The reason I did 12 is because the first two fill ups I had were only about .75 gallons full and I wanted to make sure I got this bb covered.  I had two mint plants that I used as the two spots to compost and cover. I apologize in advance for the massive amount of pictures. In an effort to avoid a colossal amount of pics, I will be adding only a few to show the two spots where everything was dumped and covered. I have more photos of stuff covered/ uncovered that I can add if needed.
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#1 (about .75 gallons)
#1 (about .75 gallons)
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# 2 (about .75 gallons/ running total 1.50 gallons)
# 2 (about .75 gallons/ running total 1.50 gallons)
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#3 ( 1.25 gallons/ running total 2.75 gallons)
#3 ( 1.25 gallons/ running total 2.75 gallons)
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#4 (1.25 gallons/ total 4 gallons)
#4 (1.25 gallons/ total 4 gallons)
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#5 (1 gallons/ total 5 gallons)
#5 (1 gallons/ total 5 gallons)
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#6 (1.25 gallons/ total 6.25 gallons)
#6 (1.25 gallons/ total 6.25 gallons)
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#7 (1.25 gallons/ total 7.50 gallons)
#7 (1.25 gallons/ total 7.50 gallons)
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#8 (1 gallon/ total 8.5 gallons)
#8 (1 gallon/ total 8.5 gallons)
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#9 (1 gallon/ total 9.5 gallons)
#9 (1 gallon/ total 9.5 gallons)
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#10 (1 gallon/ total 10.5 gallons)
#10 (1 gallon/ total 10.5 gallons)
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#11 bonus (1 gallon/ total 11.5 gallons)
#11 bonus (1 gallon/ total 11.5 gallons)
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#12 bonus (1.25 gallons/ 12.75 gallons)
#12 bonus (1.25 gallons/ 12.75 gallons)
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Spot #1 hole
Spot #1 hole
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Spot # 1 covered
Spot # 1 covered
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Spot # 2 hole
Spot # 2 hole
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Spot #2 covered
Spot #2 covered
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Spot #1 final dump
Spot #1 final dump
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Spot #1 final cover
Spot #1 final cover
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I did this Ruth Stout style composting project at Wheaton Labs when I was there for SKIP camp in July 2022.

I put the compost in the mulched hugel beds around the Fisher Price house with compost from the metal buckets in the kitchen and classroom area. They are 3-gallon buckets, so it took nearly 3 and a half buckets to get to the full 10 gallons.

Note: I'm a bit frustrated with the pictures, because the way the buckets flare out, a picture taken from directly above exaggerates how much space there is from the top of the contents to the rim of the bucket. In other words, they were a bit fuller than they look. Three of them were basically full--not to overflowing, but as near to the rim as reasonable--and one of them was a little over half full.

Here are my photos of each bucket with the hole in the mulch where I'll put the compost, followed by the empty bucket and the mulch mounded back over the compost I'd added.

Many thanks!
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