Supercharging compost

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Author: Rman (Rman)
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:48 pm
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Two months along and my compost settled into a steady 130 F after staying at 160 for the better part of two weeks.

I have recently stopped using the back yard compost pile and have created a new one at my rural property. My wife is doing a lot of flower gardens this year and the spot I chose for the compost is crowding one garden. I am going to try to move it as a complete pile with the tractor to free up the space. It is shrinking nicely since I stopped adding to it.

Author: Rman (Rman)
Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 8:42 pm
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I have been happy with my compost temps since it thawed this spring. Within a few weeks of being frozen solid I was seeing temps of 138 F which was very exciting. Then I dumped in about 2 gallons of tainted maple syrup. It had slightly fermented and was of questionable safety for a food so in the compost it went. Within a few days of that my compost temp shot to a high of 162 F and has been hovering at 160 min for a week now. Apparently compost really likes maple syrup.

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