Quote (thesnipa @ May 29 2020 10:37pm)
compost needs a lot of air and water, might be better to just leave it open. all of my composting is literally just piles, I stack them about 3 feet cubed, then when they get to two or so feet high I flip them and add more material. if its 2 months before you get anything broken down correctly and completely a rich brown you've done something wrong. be it airflow, water, or not enough green material to rot and raise the temp high enough to break itself down. once it gets to be a rich brown it can be placed right onto plants to retain water in the soil and feed plants.
There's an old fire pit in the back yard that the previous owners used and we never will. So I dug it out into a pit ~1 ft deep x 3ft x 3ft to use as a compost area. I can fence it off so my dogs can't get in and there's already a ton of ash and stuff in the soil that will be a good carbon base.
Got a bucket in my kitchen now for scraps, and we're buying a new lawn mower this week so I'll make sure it's one that I can hook up a bag for clippings to add when I need to.