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From open-air to hot composting, there are several composting methods - select the option that works best for you.
Use holding bins or an uncontained pile to compost yard debris. Bins can be made of wire mesh, old fencing, wooden pallets, or wood and wire. Many types of manufactured holding bins are available for purchase.
Barrel composters, or tumblers, provide a convenient means to turn compost for rapid, pest-free decomposition. If you plan to compost a lot of fruit and vegetable scraps without a worm bin, this is a good option.
Hot composting with multiple bins is best for gardeners who have large volumes of yard debris and the desire and time to make high-quality compost quickly. A series of two or three bins can be made of wood, wire or masonry blocks. Hot piles require some effort, but the compost is typically of a higher quality, because the high temperatures kill weed seeds and many plant diseases. It can also be quicker than open-air composting.
Worm bins are designed for composting food wastes using red worms (Eisenia Foetida). Vegetable and fruit scraps from the kitchen are added on a regular basis; the worms eat the food waste and turn it into compost.
To set up a worm bin, you'll need:
Fill the container three-quarters full with moistened bedding. Add the worms. Pull aside some of the bedding, bury the food waste and cover it up.
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