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Placing your compost bin in a shady spot, requires some special consideration. In order to ensure that the pile reaches the optimum temperature of 120 degrees, you may need to use a compost activator. To help maintain the proper temperature, you will need to turn your pile more often than you would if it was located in a sunny spot. In addition, you should add green material to the compost pile each time you turn it. Even after all of these extra measures, you will probably notice that compost in a shady location takes much longer to break down.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|