Bucket in a Hole
Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters
Additional comments about Bucket in a Hole method:
- The container may be any size with a lid.
- The soil will insulate the bucket contents from ambient air temperature variations.
- Maintain a moisture level in the organic materials that it is similar to the moisture content of freshly brewed coffee grounds, saturated but not dripping.
- When the bucket is 3 / 4 full, stop adding organic materials and allow contents to finish decomposing.
- When the compost is finished, pull up the bucket and shake the contents into the hole or to another area in your garden. Then, restart the process.
- Composting worms may be added to this system.
Please read our brochure Composting in the Desert.
If you have questions you may send them in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see other styles of homemade compost bins see Homemade Compost Bins for the Desert.
Photos are by Mike Stoy.