Soil and Compost forum: Efficient maller compost bins? Aerobin, Jora, worm bin or?

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Mar 1, 2017 1:06 PM CST

I have a small yard in a city and am investigating composting options. I liked the idea of the Aerobin for it's ease and insulation. I then saw the 2 compartment, insulated Jora tumbler. We are a household of 3 with about 300 square feet of vegetable garden. I'm in San Francisco, by the ocean, so summer temps are cool and winter temps are mild.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks for your help.
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Name: J.R. Baca
Pueblo West Co. ( High Dessert (Zone 6a)
Mar 1, 2017 4:59 PM CST
Sunsetsearider; Welcome!
Sure...go ahead and rub it in about where you live to this landlocked dessert dweller Sighing! . A man I much admire once said the coldest winter he ever experienced was a summer in San Francisco, having never been there , I don't know if he was serious or not. But the composting process requires a minimal temp to keep going and will then lie inert until the right condition reappear unless you pile it big and wide, but with the size constraints of your yard that may not be a viable option. Though I am not familiar with either names you mentioned, I think as long as enough mass is present you shouldn't have a problem with them. I had the big Compost Tumbler when I lived in town but had no need for it when we moved out to some serious acreage so I gave it to a friend, now my compost area is about 30ft.x 30ft and even during the coldest times earth worms can still be had with little effort.
Good luck and good composting! Smiling

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