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Composting Indoors In Teracotta Pots

Here’s an incredibly simple and effective system for composting indoors- I’ve seen the stacking pots system done once or twice in the past, but clearly not yielding good results.

In this case, however, all the concerns of my previous video were considered and the results are fabulous.

The pots have the capacity needed, the bottom of the top pot is designed like a vermicomposting fall-through system, and she has a curing pot as well.

Well done!  I hope this gains traction.  While the challenges mentioned in my indoor composting video are present, with a little practice and guidance, anyone can make this happen.

How to Compost in an Apartment (video)

How to Compost in an Apartment

I found this cool composting video that involves using a khamba, or series of 3 terracotta pots that you rotate as they’re filled up with material.  This reminds me of a stacking tray vermicomposting system, but for composting.

They look beautiful, too!  If I had this on my balcony, no one would know what they were for, unlike my kitty litter buckets.

One interesting tidbit in there was when buttermilk was mentioned as a source of microorganisms to get a fresh compost pile activated…I’ll have to try that one!

I think this looks like a project that could be easily taken with 3 5 gallon buckets and lids:  Fasten the lids on two of the buckets, cut out the lid except for the outer 2 inches or so, and leave the top lid untouched.  Drill holes around the sides for some airflow, and there you have it!