8/18/2009

Compost Experiment


In the left corner, we have the defending champion, the Redneck Compost Pile. In the right corner we have the Urban Composter.
Will the Urban Composter be quicker on its feet?
Or will the Redneck Compost Pile win because it's in a different weight class?
This should be a great fight!

8 comments:

Carole said...

I can't wait to see who wins! And I love that you call it a redneck pile. This is sure to be a great scientific study.

Janet said...

I think if the Urban Composter were in full sun it would cook faster than the chicken wire one.

Basil Becky said...

I love it..I moved from Indiana to Kentucky..you would not think crossing one river would make such a difference. I vote for the red neck compost!

Her Artichoke Heart said...

Ha ha! They both look pretty tough to me -- I wonder who will win? :)

compost in my shoe said...

My vote is for the cheap one. Always makes more sense. I like to see it happening. Don't lock it out of sight....

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The Zoo Keeper said...

Here in Georgia, I'm pullin' for the redneck pile! My redneck piles are made of shipping pallets.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Kudzoo!! Find some Kudzu, shred it with the mower, and empty the catch bag into the compost pile. Use it in place of grass clippings, which are almost always in short supply. Kudzu is a legume, so it is high in nitrogen. It's roots run very deep into subsoil, where it mines for nutrients, just like Alfalfa. (Except it is FREE!) It makes an excellent "green" and will heat up a compost pile very quickly. In fact, it is even higher in NPK than Alfalfa is. For more details on Kudzu compost, check out Alabama native Charles Wilber and his book, "How To Grow World Record Tomatoes." Wilber's 20 foot tall tomato plants, each yielding over 350 lbs of tomatoes, were featured in the 1987 edition of the Guinness World Book of Records.
Other people have done it as well. There's a guy named Adam, in Tuscaloosa, who has grown a tomato plant at least 16 feet tall. Have a look at the videos and pictures on his website. (Leftysrevolution dot com)