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How big should my compost be?
Last Updated: 16th February, 2020
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Beside this, how big should my compost bin be?
The ideal size for a compost bin is 3 feet high, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet deep.
Also Know, is composting really worth it? Composting is worth it for those who want to create their own nutrient-rich soil amendments for a yard, garden, or flower bed. Turning yard debris and kitchen waste into compost is an excellent way to save money, make use of otherwise discarded material, and prevent unneeded landfill waste.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how much moisture does a compost need?
Right Amount Compost piles should be about 40 to 60 percent water, advises University of Illinois Extension. The easiest way to test the moisture content of the pile is to put on a pair of gloves and pick up a handful of compost and squeeze it. If water gushes out, it's too wet.
Should a compost bin be in sun or shade?
You can put your compost pile in the sun or in the shade, but putting it in the sun will hasten the composting process. Sun helps increase the temperature, so the bacteria and fungi work faster. This also means that your pile will dry out faster, especially in warm southern climates.