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There are many ways to cook your compost

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September 29, 2012 — He’s always telling you to make compost in the fall, but what should you cook your compost in? Mike McGrath looks at the many faces of compost bins. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

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  • http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2012/05/wet-felted-compost-bin-part-3-of-3.html Heather Woollove

    Mike-You might be interested in seeing a handmade felt compost bin that I made for myself. (See blog link.)
    I find that the compost reduces in volume much more quickly than when I used one made from plain chicken wire. I’m guessing that it’s from the heat that is retained by the thick felt.

  • http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2012/05/wet-felted-compost-bin-part-3-of-3.html Heather Woollove
  • Priscilla Duartr

    I have access to pounds and pounds of loose tea leaves. Would they be useful in my compost pile?



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