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making compost at 8500 ft
We live at 8500 ft altitude in the Colorado mountains and the temps are cool or cold most nights. Even in the Summer, night temps can get down to the low 40’s.
My efforts to make compost have not been successful. I have tried activators, starters and other additives to no avail. I have a plastic round bin about 3.5 ft high and 3.5 ft in dia. How can I get the contents to heat up? It rarely gets warm.
I do aerate it and I use stream water. I am trying to insulate the bin, but since it is round that isn’t easy. Can I add a strong fertilizer with a lot of nitrogen, or what can I do?
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