EcoKnights and Shell’s “Garbage to Garden Composting Project” Compost Bin Batch #2. Day 36.

15th May 2017. This morning’s goodies: kitchen waste and loads of wheatgrass mats.IMG_20170515_073507

Kitchen waste first…

Followed by the wheatgrass mats.

 

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EcoKnights and Shell’s “Garbage to Garden Composting Project” Compost Bin Batch #2. Day 35.

14th May 2017. This morning’s goodies: kitchen waste, coffee grinds and crushed dry leaves (in the white plastic bag).

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Kitchen waste and coffee grind first.

Crushed dry leaves…

This afternoon’s goodies: kitchen waste and paper….

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Kitchen waste first…

Paper follows…

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Followed by more paper a little later on followed by a wet down…

 

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EcoKnights and Shell’s “Garbage to Garden Composting Project” Compost Bin Batch #2. Day 33.

12th May 2017. Morning composting materials: the usual wheatgrass mats and kitchen waste.IMG_20170512_080306.jpg

Before the additions, a look at the inside of the bin: loads of white fungi on the wheatgrass mats added yesterday.

Added the new mats followed by the kitchen waste.

Followed by some crushed dry leaves plus a some green ferns.

Plus the usual wet down…

Noon addition: just some garden waste and a small quantity of leftover white rice…

I estimate that the bin is about 80% filled by height. My guess is that it’s due to the recent introduction of the wheatgrass mats which are dense and less subject to compaction.

Pre-dinner add: kitchen waste.

Post-dinner add: fish bones! 🙂

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EcoKnights and Shell’s “Garbage to Garden Composting Project” Compost Bin Batch #2. Day 31.

10th May 2017.

Morning composting materials: wheatgrass mats and kitchen waste.

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Kitchen waste first….

Wheatgrass mats…

Followed by leftover oats porridge later in the day…

Followed by leftover barley grains…

Too lazy to add the usual carbon topping… 😉

 

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EcoKnights and Shell’s “Garbage to Garden Composting Project” Compost Bin Batch #2. Day 30.

9th May 2017. Morning materials…IMG_20170509_080952.jpg

Kitchen waste in first…

Then the wheatgrass mats…

Followed by more kitchen waste in the evening…

And then garden waste…

 

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EcoKnights and Shell’s “Garbage to Garden Composting Project” Compost Bin Batch #2. Day 29.

8th May 2017. Early morning Round 1: Kitchen waste including a wheatgrass mat and ground wheatgrass. Crushed dry leaves as the browns.

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Greens and mat…

Dry leaves…

Early afternoon: Round 2: cleared some of the citronella mess and just chucked the leaves into the bin…

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Early evening Round 2: kitchen waste, leftover oat porridge…

Regretted adding the oat porridge as I was pouring. A little worried about excessive ants attracted by the porridge.

 

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EcoKnights and Shell’s “Garbage to Garden Composting Project” Compost Bin Batch #2. Day 28.

7th May 2017.

Early morning: Waste paper in the bucket to start (was cutting up some paper the night before..)IMG_20170507_081133.jpg

Composting material: wheatgrass mats and some kitchen waste…

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Starting:

Added kitchen waste:

Arranged the mats as I could: interesting how long the roots of the wheatgrass plant grew.

Soaked waste paper added.

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Mid-morning: second addition… . Material: garden waste, kitchen waste and crushed dry leaves in the white plastic bag.

Added the greens:

Then the browns…

Wetting down…

 

Early afternoon: third addition… . Kitchen waste as well as funny smelling edible dry fungus.
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Added the wet stuff first…

Then the dry fungus…

And a wet down…

Evening: Fourth addition… . Kitchen and garden wastes.IMG_20170507_191650.jpg

It was late and getting darker by the moment, decided to skip the browns… 🙂

Currently the compost bin is barely even half full. The shrinkage and compaction is much higher than I thought.

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