Core principles of hot composting
Tuesday, 3 July 2012 | HOTBIN Composting
How the HOTBIN works
What happens inside the HOTBIN is composting - all composting obeys the fundimental laws of nature. It is dominated by bacteria - 'happy' bacteria deliver fast and successful composting.
Bacteria are at their happiest when they have:
What are the core principles of composting?
Composting is a natural process. It will happen under a huge range of environmental conditions. However, to get it working fast, you need four key conditions (food, warmth, oxygen and water) to be optimal. The four conditions are outlined in the Composting Core Principles diagram below.
How does the HOTBIN work?
It helps you manage the four conditions. It retains heat, controls airflow, extracts excess water (as steam). We have a PDF transcript of our talk at the Edible Garden Show which covers the conditions in more depth.