I'm knee deep in compost today - figuratively speaking of course. I had no idea there were so many types of compost containers, accessories or processes. I come from a long history of manure. When you own several horses and help out at the barn there is always old manure at the bottom of the pile that is terrific for fertilizer. In my effort to learn all I can before designing and planting my very first garden on a larger scale I find myself confused with this basic subject.
I think,as I continue my research that I just may resort to that which I know best......Horse ++++!
See my blog about compost called Knee Deep in Manure at www.susanrstoltz.com
Jan 9, 2010 | 2:15 PM PST
If you have the room for sticking it in a pile, go for it! The only reason they have those containers is because of gardeners who have to or want to cover it up (such as those who live in the city). I live in the city, so this spring my husband is going to build me a couple of containers out of old pallets. I'm going to fill one up one year, then fill the other one while I use the first one. That way I don't have to dig under a pile.