The Ideal Location For The Compost

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:00 pm

Not every place in the garden is suitable for the compost. The compost needs ideal temperatures so that rotting can take place. In addition to the location, the subsoil also plays an important role.

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The Ideal Location For The Compost


Place the compost in a secluded location in partial shade. It should be well protected from wind and rain to create optimal conditions inside for rotting. If you don’t have shade trees, shrubs or walls in your yard, you can plant tall-growing species like sunflowers or pole beans next to the compost. A thermal composter works best in a sunny location.

Requirements for the subsoil


An open soil under the compost ensures water drainage. Waterlogging should be prevented, as it leads to rotting. Meat and food scraps are organic waste that can be disposed of in the compost. Since they attract voles and rats, you should dispose of these scraps in household garbage. Against voles helps a wire mesh on the ground.

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