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by markr on June 28, 2006 12:22 PM
ok its took me a couple of years, but now my bin is full.
its been left to the elements so far!
should i cover it up to help it cook.
or should i just leave it alone [dunno]

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by weezie13 on June 28, 2006 02:57 PM
Mark when was the last time you added
stuff to the bin????

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by markr on June 28, 2006 03:19 PM
the last time was yesterday, but ive added loads this last week.

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by weezie13 on June 28, 2006 05:28 PM
If you're still adding to it
*or were up until yesterday*
I'd leave it sit and turn it a few more times..
but let it work and start a new one..
*if you don't have the room for it,
take out all the compost you've got now,
fill it in black or dark HEAVY DUTY garbage bags,
and let them sit somewhere's out of the way over the next season and then use maybe in spring time..

Then re~start to fill your bin back up..

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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by johnCT on June 29, 2006 01:51 AM
A couple years? It will never be completely finished if youcontinue to add to it. You should have plenty of finished material at the bottom of the pile. Stop adding to it and start another pile. Keep turning the old pile once a week or so until it fails to heat up and then you can use it.

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by princessazlea on June 29, 2006 02:26 AM
I have noticed a couple of slugs in my bin! Does that matter??

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by markr on June 29, 2006 03:00 AM
weezie n johnct
my bin is 8ft long by 4ft wide, and 4ft high!
i cant get in there to turn it,
not only that it would kill my back [Eek!]
i think i need plan B.
ive got another 8x4 bin next to it, that i was going to start soon. think i will just leave it for storage now.
Princess, ive got slugs n snails too.
i dont mind them in the bin, but i lay plenty of slug pellets around it, ready for when they want to move house! [lala]

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by johnCT on June 29, 2006 04:35 AM
quote:
Originally posted by princessazlea:
I have noticed a couple of slugs in my bin! Does that matter??
I kill slugs every chance I get!!! [Mad]

quote:
Originally posted by markr:

ive got another 8x4 bin next to it, that i was going to start soon.

Why not start a second pile?

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by weezie13 on June 30, 2006 04:21 AM
I do too, it's been a slug fest the last two weeks, hugggggggggggeeeeeeeeee ones' too...
I splat them between two bricks, and i tell you, it's messy...but fun to get your aggressions out on...

If you have them in your bin, I'd see if it were tooooo moist...
What's the water level like near the pile?

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by princessazlea on July 07, 2006 10:58 PM
I have only noticed a couple of slugs and thought "Should I have these in" and would these do anything to the compost pile.

I don't think it's too moist. But there and again we do have alot more rain. But I will be putting slug pellets around my bin!

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by weezie13 on July 08, 2006 04:07 AM
Slugs believe it or not are actually good
breaker~downer guys for stuff...

But for me, I don't encourage them cause they
multiply like rabbits and they aren't discrimatory enough to go between just the dead/brown stuff and the tender new growth of plants [Mad] [Frown]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by johnCT on July 08, 2006 04:11 AM
Slugs are good for nothing but devouring my hostas and lettuce. Every one I see meets their maker. Take my advice and do the same.

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by weezie13 on July 08, 2006 04:20 AM
I agree, I'm a 2~brick squisher myself... [grin]

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