Although winter is far from over, it hasn’t been consistently below freezing for at least a few weeks…today was 60 F.
I remember going outside to empty my food scraps in the bin when it was well below freezing thinking that all the worms must have perished by now.
Fast forward to today, and I found one climbing out of the side. They must have burrowed deep to wait it out… glad they’re back!
It definitely helps speed up smaller scale composting efforts by throwing in some red wigglers.
Volume is the key for hot compost throughout the year… manure and urine are great additions when you have a large pile, too.
Siem Reap, Cambodia is an awesome place to visit- I highly recommend checking it out.
Of course, I was curious how their food waste is handled.
When I was near Angkor Wat, I noticed what appeared to be large scale passive composting efforts.
There were huge piles of leaves gathered up and (I think?) some food scraps in the middle.
While I’d rather not burn, and this isn’t “clean energy”, this is still a great connection to promote composting.
I prefer it to fracked natural gas and landfilling food scraps, that’s for sure!
This guy has a great perspective on composting and his curiosity to learn is admirable.
Coffee grounds are high in nitrogen, damp, and finely ground; meaning they’re in the perfect condition to get to work in your compost pile.
Morgan- if you think coffee grounds are a great feedstock, read into humanure composting!
Here’s part 1 of Morgan Brown’s excellent series on how he heats his greenhouse with his compost pile.
This insulated in-ground compost box is impressive!