Building a basic compost pile, also known as a cold compost pile, is simple but slow. For fast compost you may instead opt for the hot compost pile alternative.
Whether you’re interested in just the most basic composting methods or would like to try your hand at something that requires a little more attention, our Compost Piles articles can help. Learn all you need to know about starting and maintaining slow/cold and fast/hot compost piles in your backyard.
Learn how to build a hot compost pile, including location, dimension and contents for optimal growth of the aerobic bacteria you need for nutrient-rich compost.
Learn why, when and how to turn your hot compost pile to maintain optimal air and water content for production of the aerobic bacteria your pile needs.
Learn how to build a hot batch in a rotating compost tumbler, including ideal location, organic waste contents, moisture level and turning frequency.
Your hot compost pile depends on four crucial elements for optimal production of aerobic bacteria in what is otherwise known as fast compost or a batch pile.
Get the answer to one of the most commonly misunderstood concepts regarding compost piles. Do you or don’t you need to add your own worms?