How long does it take to turn your kitchen scraps into black gold? It will vary based on what you do. The fastest you could manage is 6 weeks. 2 weeks for the composting, and another 30 days to cool and cure before the compost touches plants. The longest would be a full year. What causes such a long range? There a five main variables. Here are suggestions if you want to speed things up!
Well, that sounds like a ton of work! I have some good news for the low key composter. The only thing you need to do to make good compost is the C:N ratio. Everything else is extra credit. I don't do anything else, and my compost takes a long time. However, I only use compost in my garden once a year in the Fall! So I don't see any problem with that.
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