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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.
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.
1. 2.5 gallons - mostly pulp from carrots, collards greens, apples, and cellery.
2. 2.5 gallons - mostly beet stems and bad leaves from canning.
3. 5 gallons - mostly apple scraps, carrot pulp, and garlic peelings.
- mulch came from grass clippings before the lawn went to seed this summer.