44 Gallon drum.

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  1. ginger749

    ginger749 Active Member

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    I use a 44 gal drum with the top & bottoms cut out.

    It allways seems very wet inside the drum,

    Is this usual?

    I add hay every 3 or 4 days.

    And I use a lid also.
     
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    Maybe composting is not done in CANADA ??

    Is it to cold ?
     
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  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Perhaps you would have received a response by now if your thread title was "44 gallon drum used in composting" or had somehow mentioned composting in the thread body. As it was, I for one couldn't understand the intent of the original message.
     
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    I am but a beginner. But a very fast learner.

    Thank you for the wrap.
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Ginger,

    I too wondered what that was all about. Anyway, you need some holes for air circulation and it doesn't mater where you live for that. :)

    Newt
     
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    As I said , I cut the top & bottom out, Is this not enough?

    By the way, On your post I get :) What is this???

    Looks like a happy face lying down.???
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ginger, no that's not enough. You need more air circulation. Maybe this will help.
    http://www.howtocompost.org/cat_generalinfo.asp

    Yes, that was a smile for you. We don't seem to have the smileys here, so I just typed in a simple one.

    Newt
     
  8. ginger749

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    Absolutely LOVE Your signature. Pity it dos`nt appear on your posts?

    Thank you for the Link . Good Help. Taa Bloke.

    Try To Get That Sig. Up and Running !
     
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    g'day ginger749,

    guess you would have recieved a good drop of rain down the coast over yeasterday and the day before?

    anyway with the drum you may also have to drill a series of say 1/2" or so holes all around and down the side plus put a say 50mm lenght of poly pipe with holes in it also down the middle to get oxygen into it.

    probably wouldn't hurt to put it in a spot where it will be kept hot.

    me i got rid of composting and worm farms too much like extra work, that all happens in my gardens now.

    len

    http://www.gardenlen.com/
     
  10. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ginger, you are so very welcome! I've just spent the last two hours trying to figure out the name of the tree you have posted with the beautiful bark. I've seen a couple of pictures of it on the internet, but they didn't have the name!

    Btw, my signature doesn't show when I do the 'Quick Reply', but it does when I do the longer version. I don't know why that is. It's true too. It actually happened to me. I was out weeding the garden and these 'weeds' were just coming out of the ground so easy. Then I found part of a plant label and thought I'd better check on the computer to see what this was. I could only see the words 'Giant Bl' on the label. I got an awful feeling I might be pulling out my Giant Blue Lobelia that a dearly departed friend had given me a couple of years before. I hadn't been here to see it bloom the previous year and had forgotten about it. When I looked it up, sure enough it was the Giant Blue Lobelia!! At least there was some left!

    I have a son that lives in South America so I check several times a day to see if he sent me any e-mail. Since I was at the computer I decided to check my mail. He had sent me a bunch of quotes and this one was in it. So I adopted it for myself. It just seemed to fit so very well.

    Newt
     
  11. ginger749

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    Dead right you are.

    Moving right allong. I will Drill holes in 200 lit drum.

    As you said.

    I also have a 65 mm pipe I will drill full of holes.

    Down the guts of Drum.

    I`ll Keep YOU posted.

    Taa. Mate.
     
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    i found the best drill bit was one of those flat chisel type bits used for wood drilling, twist drills just don't do as neat a hole.

    yeh i'm still trying to find out where i can add a signature line.

    len
     
  13. ginger749

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    I had the same trouble 5 days ago.

    You have to be a member for 3 or 4 days.

    Then you can make a signature.

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks for your advice about the drill bit.
     
  14. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    (your signature will only appear for your first post in a thread - like so)
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Daniel, thank you for the info. I never realized that after all these posts.

    I'm editing my post because I see my signature. Huh?

    Newt
     
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