April 25, 2011

Grandma's Secret Weapons

Composting is great, we can all agree on that. But turning your compost and aerating it can be a pain. Especially if you are 86 years old!

Wait until you see this secret weapon.

My Grandma purchased some PVC pipe at the local hardware store and had my Uncle drill holes throughout it:

Next, they placed the pipe through the compost cage, so that it sticks out on each side. Air is able to come  through the ends and travel to different layers of the compost!

Why do you need to aerate your compost? Simply put, it speeds up the decomposition process. Tiny organisms (bacteria) live in your compost, and with a healthy supply of oxygen, will multiply and speed up the process of breaking down the matter in your bin!
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