Archive for February, 2010

Quick Composting

Composting can be simple.  It’s something that just happens naturally over time as organic matter is broken down by soil organisms. The bacteria, fungii, worms and insects eat the organic matter and turn it into compost. The problem most people have with the process is it takes too long. They want their compost fast. So they buy compost starters, compost bins and compost tumblers. They make sure they have a pile with the proper carbon to nitrogen ratio of 25 to 1. And they turn the piles and water it in order to get the compost as quickly as possible. I always seemed like a lot of work to me. I’m a pretty lazy guy. As in I’m always looking for the simplest easiest way to do any job. I figure as long as it gets good results than easy is best.  As far as time is concerned I tend to measure time in terms  of how much of my time  I spend  doing a job rather than how much time passes chronologically.

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