02 Jul '11, 10pm

How Long Does Composting Take? - By Jordan Laio, Hometalk Everyone knows that composting your fruit and vegetable s...

How Long Does Composting Take? - By Jordan Laio, Hometalk Everyone knows that composting your fruit and vegetable s...

Everyone knows that composting your fruit and vegetable scraps and other biological material is much better than sending those scraps to the city dump, where they would turn into methane gas. But one thing people usually don’t consider when starting a compost pile is how long it will take to turn into ripe compost . Here is a simple guide to give you an idea of how long it will take, using different composting methods. Hot Turn: 20 Days Hot turn piles are the most labor intensive and have more demanding basic requirements, but they produce finished compost much faster than other methods. Your compost pile must measure at least 3′x3′ and have the proper proportions of carbon to nitrogen (brown stuff to green stuff, which should be about 30:1), and whatever material has gone into your pile should be broken or chopped into 1” pieces. Let it sit for a couple days and then rota...

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