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Composting Leaves and Grass this Season?
Leaves are great to mix in on your HOTBIN Composting with easy to digest waste such as grass. If you have a large lawn and trees... you can mix grass and leaves 50/50 by volume, and add them into HOTBIN. This mix will get to 140o F and reduce rapidly enabling you to top up in 5-7 days.
I found an article that defines composting as ‘nature’s way of recycling.’ I couldn’t agree more with that definition, as nature is the power behind any method and existing composting device.For years, backyard composting in rural areas have existed with great success. However, there is limited participation in densely populated urban areas mostly due to garden space limitations, HOA restrictions, implementation challenges of local curbside programs, behaviors, and convenience (read more).The immediate solution to all articles read on the subject concludes that greater investment in education and infrastructure are required to confront these challenges. At HOTBIN, our mission is to...
When you add compost to your garden in the fall, you are improving the structure, quality and richness of the soil and making plants resistance to the coming season. Indeed, you are feeding essential microbial life within it.
Fall is also the best time to start composting and have a new batch of compost ready by early spring.
The answer is yes. Coffee grounds can be an excellent addition to your composting pile. Besides waking you up every morning, used coffee grounds can wake up your composting pile. How? Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, which provides the energy that bacteria needs to turn organic matter into compost. Coffee grounds small particle size greatly increases surface area. As more surface area is exposed, the decomposition process generates more heat, thus speeding up the composting cycle. Additionally, coffee grounds can be a safe substitute for nitrogen-rich manure in the compost pile per Cindy Wise, coordinator of the compost specialist...
Compost in 30-90 days Fact or Fiction?
HOTBIN Composter can get your composting heap working in as little as 3 days! Jeremy B.,, a HOTBIN customer says you can!
Jeremy B., has recently taken up gardening as a hobby, and the following is a testimonial of his HOTBIN experience, in his own words.
“Saturday to Tuesday is three days and the time it took to reach 140°F. I am impressed,” said Jeremy. “A traditional pile or bin might take a month or more to reach half that.”“To anyone considering a HOTBIN… go for it. The target temperatures might seem daunting, but they are easily achievable.”