Building compost bins....sun or shade?

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Author: Joe Jenkins (Joe)
Saturday, April 04, 2009 - 12:01 am
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Jollymom - you should be fine.

Author: Jollymom (Jollymom)
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 12:26 pm
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So a humanure compost pile would still work in full shade in the woods of New Hampshire? The pile would not be used in winter months, since the application is for a "summer" home.

Author: Diana
Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 1:04 am
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I just want to know if it matters whether you build the compost bins in the sun or the shade...

Author: Joe
Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 12:03 pm
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Doesn't matter, although some shade may be beneficial. It depends on where you're located. In the Arizona desert, shade would probably help (keep it from drying out). In a rainy area, some tree cover may help keep the driving rain off the pile. My compost piles are pretty much out in the sun, with some partial shade.

Author: Joe
Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 12:03 pm
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PS: You can see my compost piles at http://www.jenkinspublishing.com/hilton.html

Author: Simon Marr-Johnson
Monday, June 28, 2004 - 6:44 am
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I am just about to open the compost bin that I started two years ago. Early inspection shows some undigested sawdust near the top, but the pile certainly got warm/hot. Is it safe to use on the veg garden? We are 1000 feet up in the Black Mountains of South Wales, warm in summer but cold and wet for a long winter generally.

Author: admin
Monday, June 28, 2004 - 1:25 pm
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If you're not confident that the compost is safe, either use it on non-food contact crops, or have it tested in a lab for indicator pathogens.

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