Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:21
I have two large compost bays, and this works fine. At the moment, last year's compost (up to late autumn) is sitting there under a piece of old carpet, while this year's garden waste etc is rapidly accumulating in the other side. I don't turn the whole heap, I just fork in each layer of fresh material and mix it up with the rest a bit. Then in about November I will cover this lot over and leave it for a year, and I'll take out the old stuff and spread it around.
I think if you turn it all more regularly, it rots down faster, but leaving it for a year achieves the same result with less effort.
Isn't it lovely to have a place where you can come and discuss compost with like-minded people, and no one thinks it strange!