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svalli February 21, 2018 02:36 PM

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This is an old thread, but I think this fits here. I have an insulated composter where I put all kitchen scraps. It performs well during warm weather, but using it winter time took some practicing. It is -15°C (5°F) outside currently, but the compost is running hot at 50°C (120°F). Week ago it was getting close to freezing in there, but luckily it started the process by itself and the temperature rose quite quickly.

Sari

Ann123 February 21, 2018 04:59 PM

It is almost wasteful to put it outside: free heating.

kath February 21, 2018 05:41 PM

[QUOTE=heirloomdaddy;169650]that's a killer looking pile. I'm jealous. Mine is suffering due to lack of shredding...but still producing some compost. Slowly.[/QUOTE]

Ditto! Never measured mine.

kath February 21, 2018 05:43 PM

[QUOTE=svalli;684754]This is an old thread, but I think this fits here. I have an insulated composter where I put all kitchen scraps. It performs well during warm weather, but using it winter time took some practicing. It is -15°C (5°F) outside currently, but the compost is running hot at 50°C (120°F). Week ago it was getting close to freezing in there, but luckily it started the process by itself and the temperature rose quite quickly.

Sari[/QUOTE]

Very cool! Never saw anything like that.

berryman February 22, 2018 12:23 AM

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I made this pile about a week ago. eleven pickup loads of horse manure with wood shavings and I added some ammonium sulfate.
Look how the snow is melting on it...my dog loves to sit atop the pile even when it is single digits outside!
It's been below zero F the last few nights and it's still cooking.


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