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Stealth Composting and Sunlight

Discussion in 'Composting & Soil Building' started by digitS', Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Jul 25, 2019
    digitS'

    digitS' Garden Master

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    I know that this isn't a very informative picture but it's difficult to take a picture of a hole in the ground.

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    I've mentioned my "stealth composting" several times. This is under the wood deck outside of the greenhouse, on the west side. Another stealth composting pit is under a deck on the north side of the chicken coop.

    I just wanted to say how well the one with a western exposure does compared to the north side. Really nice stuff I discovered upon tipping that deck outta the way, yesterday!

    Okay, how might sunlight benefit the composting when it's hidden beneath a board deck? Well, it must! This is the 7th or 8th year for me to have both. They both receive about the same amount of water. (I have another, full-sun, mostly-above-ground, exposed compost pile that does okay but I have trouble getting water to it.)

    North side is not the best and probably about 50% as quick. I'm happy with my west side stealth composting :D.

    Steve
     
  2. Jul 25, 2019
    Ridgerunner

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    My guess is soil temperature.
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2019
    flowerbug

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    agreed.
     

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