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Compost storage

Thu, 02 May 2019 14:38:11 GMT

Hi everyone, I'm considering having serveral large loads of municipal compost delivered, and wonder how everyone stored theirs. Do you keep it in the shade? Tarp it to keep rain off? What's the best way to maintain fertility until I distribute it onto beds? Thanks!

Fri, 03 May 2019 12:04:37 GMT

If you have a large tarp that works well. Also, though I'm sure you're aware, don't forget to check and make sure they don't use sludge in their compost.

Fri, 03 May 2019 14:18:29 GMT

We don't cover our chip piles, and only cover our compost if we can't lay it on the beds within a month. We get TONS of rain though - in a dry climate I would cover it after wetting it down well.