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Cover finished compost?

Posted by Derffie none (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 25, 14 at 17:38

Thanks to help from this forum, I now have a large pile of finished compost. It's sitting in the 3rd bin. We've been getting quite a bit of rain. Will this result in nutrients leaching out? Should I keep it covered?

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RE: Cover finished compost?

  • Posted by pt03 2b Southern Manitob (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 25, 14 at 20:48

It is possible for some of the nutrients to be leached out. I would shield it from excessive rain.

Congratulations BTW.


RE: Cover finished compost?

Throwing a cover over the compost will help prevent leaching. If you put your compost bin in new areas of the garden each time, then don't bother: the soil will be enriched.

RE: Cover finished compost?

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll lay a few plastic bags over the top of the bin

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