How many gallon composter do I need?
So, how big should your compost bin be? A compost bin should have twice the volume of the finished compost that you want. For example, if you want 100 cubic feet of compost, then your bin should hold a volume of 200 cubic feet. This allows extra space for material that will break down as it is composted.
Should my composter be in the 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.
How often should I rotate my compost bin?
That being said, a good rule of thumb is to turn a compost tumbler every three to four days and the compost pile every three to seven days. As your compost matures, you can turn the tumbler or pile less frequently.
Can you compost couch grass?
Couch grass, bindweed and dandelions all have thick, white, persistent roots. Put even the tiniest part of a root into the compost and it will spring into life and send its roots out through everything else in there.