When is your compost ready to use? Some questions to ask yourself include:
How does it look?
Can you recognize any of the material?
How does it smell?
Is the material warm?
Here I have a few different samples of compost…vermicompost, tumbler compost, commercial compost, and trench compost.
What do you think of these samples? I feel like my tumbler compost and vermicastings could both go even longer before using them, but that they’re still OK if I were to use them now. In fact, I’m going to use these samples for my next “Clash of The Composts!” experiment coming soon… stay tuned!