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penserosa

my compost has been hot for 3 weeks...what should I expect?

penserosa
13 years ago

Hi there - I finally got my pile good and hot - by regularly adding coffee grounds from the local deli. It's been above 130 since about May 12, and was sitting at 148 or so for quite a while. It's gradually dropping, about 132 right now. I had no idea it would stay hot for so long. I've been adding things, but not turning it...and it's shrinking very quickly.

I'm wondering: When should I turn it? When it drops below 120? Or cooler? And, will I find a wet stinky mess in the middle, or will it be OK?

Thanks!

Pat

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