We received a request to share our composting operation here at Gardenerd HQ, and to discuss what is the best compost bin set up. In this 11-minutes YouTube Live video we do just that.
We talk tips about ideal location, the best bins (our favorite is no longer available), and the best tools for the job. We also cover the basics of composting (what ingredients you need), proper aeration and more. Come look behind the scenes and learn a thing or two.
Best Compost Bin Setup
We forgot to mention in the video that our bin set up is such that we build piles (or feed over time) in bin #1 closest to the camera. When the bin becomes full, we turn the contents into bin #2, and so on. Having 4 bins allows us to do cold composting (adding material slowly over time) and hot composting (Active Batch Thermal Composting) at the same time. We can monitor and turn Active Batch piles frequently while cold piles sit undisturbed.
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Need more help on composting? Check out these great blog posts:
Active Batch Composting – otherwise known as Hot Composting
Leaves for Compost – how to keep things from matting down
No Bin? No Problem – trench composting infograph
Build a compost sifter – from scrap wood and gopher baskets
Rat-proofing the Compost Bin – because rats happen
We hope you enjoy this tour of the Gardenerd HQ composting setup. Help us get to 10,000 subscribers this month by subscribing to the Gardenerd YouTube Channel. We’re so close!