How to make Compost: Pt.3

And so here is the final product – three weeks on from the beginning, and 9 days on from the middle of the compost making process. Pretty impressive for three weeks worth of microbial action, don’t you rekon?

I should mention at this point that the method we used is officially know as the ‘Berkley Method ‘ of composting… it’s the composting method most commonly taught in Permaculture, because it gets things going on without further ado. And using the compost calculator ensures that your C:N ratios start out as they should. And we can all use all the compost we can get… as soon as we can get it…

By January, I want to be starting one pile a week. Turning compost early in the morning with the birds a-singin’ and the sun a-risin’ is a very good bout of exercise and the best pre-breakfast activity I think a girl (or boy) could have… and at the end of the process, you’ve created living, breathing soil. Or the basis of life as we know it. In just three weeks!

One Comment

  1. mike gill
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 5:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    The video mentioned a compost calculator on the website but I’ve been unable to find it. would it be possible to send the link? Thanks….Mike, a Texas newbie trying to do the right thing

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