My dad is a master gardener and composter who always kept two or three large bins which he turned and rotated, and even let the chickens scratch through now and then. So, when I wanted to start composting for our urban garden, a three-bin setup was my choice. The problem, for me, with bins is that I’m not tall enough to turn the piles. The sides of mine are short and I can reach into them with a fork, but I don’t have the arm length and upper body strength to turn the piles, so my husband does it. Sometimes. Our ‘stirring’ and rotation schedule is way off and our composting efforts are pitiful.
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