Welcome to Day 11 of my Active Compost series where I walk you step-by-step through a full compost cycle.
After checking the temperatures of the piles yesterday I decided not to turn the piles as they were all holding good temperatures and I did not want to disturb that decomposition process that was taking place within them.
Pile #1 was showing to be holding 143 degrees
Pile #2 showed to be 160 degrees
and Pile #3, the one that I broke off of Pile #2 was showing to be 150 degrees.
Since all of the piles were within the proper temperature range I decided to wait and give them an extra day before I aerated them again.
Today when I checked the piles I saw that Pile #1 had dropped a little to 135 degrees. I do not want it to drop any lower than that, and I want to try to keep it above the 140 degree mark for as long as I possibly can.