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Ash's Ruth Stout Composting BB Pics [Log]

 
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This thread is my attempt to document my Ruth Stout Composting BB that will result in a cleaner, single post in the BB thread.

The reason: I generate small amounts of kitchen scraps at a time. It's measured in cups, not gallons. Doing this BB as the only adult living at the house I'm renting was a matter of months, not days. In future, I'll create and post to such a personal-BB-thread ongoing, as opposed to all at once. I hope to develop a repeatable process to document some of the more involved BB's that exist in SkIP.

The BB requirements: 2 Spots, 5 Gallons of Scraps each.

5 gallons = 78.86 cups. I use 6 cup containers for scraps. That means I need 13.14 containers of scraps placed at each spot. I'll round up to 15, just to make it a slam dunk. (15x6-cup containers = 5.70 gallons).


Here we go!

(BTW, this is not in any way a negative comment at anyone who's done their BB all in the BB thread. Y'all are awesome. This is partly for my own sanity, and because there's some higher-level BB's that involve documenting a year (or more) of work, and paths to adequately document things at that scale will be needed).

 
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I was in the same boat!  Two gallons at a time.  Even that was thwarted several times by kitchen scrap predators.
 
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Dramatis Containerae:
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Red top, 6 cups
Red top, 6 cups
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Glass, 6 cups
Glass, 6 cups
 
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In fair Verona, where we lay our compost,

The two spots are in the backyard.
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Early pic, before any compost
Early pic, before any compost
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Midway
Midway
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Recent Pic
Recent Pic
 
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Spot #1, Containers 1,2,3,4
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Container 1
Container 1
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#1 in place
#1 in place
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Container 1 covered
Container 1 covered
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Containers 2,3
Containers 2,3
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Container 4
Container 4
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Containers 2,3,4 Placed and Covered
Containers 2,3,4 Placed and Covered
 
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Spot 1, Containers 5, 6, 7, (yes, there might be enough for an 8th. Consider it the thirteenth roll in a baker's dozen)
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Containers 5, 6, 7
Containers 5, 6, 7
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Containers being applied
Containers being applied
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Containers covered with twigs
Containers covered with twigs
 
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Spot 1, Containers/Equivalent 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Containers 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Containers 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Covered
Covered
 
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Spot #2, Containers/Equivalents 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Containers
Containers
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Empty
Empty
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Covered
Covered
 
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Spot #2, Container 9
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Container
Container
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Covered (fall leaves mean I have mulch that isn't dirt!)
Covered (fall leaves mean I have mulch that isn't dirt!)
 
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Spot #2, Containers 10, 11, 12 (and a bit more lagniappe)
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Containers 10, 11
Containers 10, 11
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10, 11 Placed
10, 11 Placed
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Container 12
Container 12
 
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Spot #1, Containers 13, 14, 15 (Done! Including both over-estimate and lagniappe)
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Containers 13, 14, 15
Containers 13, 14, 15
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Placed
Placed
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Covered
Covered
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Bonus, a squirrel is turning my compost
Bonus, a squirrel is turning my compost
 
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Spot #2, Containers 13, 14, 15
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Containers
Containers
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Placed
Placed
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Covered
Covered
 
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