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tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 4, 2010
2:57 PM

Post #8194682

I have one of those tumblers [cant recall the brand] but it sits on a base and collects "tea"

took forever and a day... but i finally have great compost.
but here it is, just before winter... can i store it somewhere out of the tumbler, say in a 5gal bucket
so i can refill the tumbler before winter? or should i just leave it and refill next season.

all in all -- it does not look like a lot of compost.

thanks in advance,

Terese
Paul2063
Pleasant Grove, UT

November 4, 2010
6:23 PM

Post #8195060

I would work some of the compost into the ground around your favorite plants this fall. They should then grow well next spring as the benefits of the organic matter will be available to them as the soil warms up. I don't think finished compost stores well. Add a little more green matter to your next batch such as grass clippings, produce waste, or manure etc.. It takes a lot of material to make a modest amount of compost. I compost in wire bins and four feet of composting materials will ultimately settle to a foot or less of finished compost. Its worth it.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 4, 2010
8:05 PM

Post #8195218

thanks Paul.

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