compost pile

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compost pile a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
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Usage

In literature:

Such a pile of rotting vegetable matter is called a compost pile.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
He threw out the wash-water on the compost pile and went into the cabin, putting on his shirt and his belt.
"The Return" by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
The finest specimens of this species that I ever saw grew on a pile of compost of what had been green cobs from the canning factory.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Manure is composted by letting it decay in piles.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
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In news:

Your compost pile will need an area about 3-foot square.
Before raking leaves to the curb for collection, residents should consider putting them in a compost pile to create fertile soil for their garden.
Residents should build their compost piles in a convenient, but inconspicuous location near their gardens.
The location of your compost pile will determine how fast it turns browns and greens into compost and, to some extent, how much time and physical labor you will need to invest in the project.
A gardener adds material to her compost outdoor pile.
Compost bins can be made with concrete blocks, wire mesh, wood pallets, fencing or garbage cans with perforations - materials that can be easily removed from compost piles and reassembled nearby to receive the turned pile.
But instead of bagging them all up, and carting them to the dump, why not start a compost pile.
He said animal waste should make up no more than 10 percent of the compost pile, with the rest comprising other organic matter such as leaves, food waste, brush and finished compost .
Theresa Rich and and her husband use old coffee cans to collect materials for their compost pile.
When the ground gets hard around the Steamboat area and there's no easy way to take food scraps out to the compost pile, consider worm composting indoors.
Wasatch Community Gardens already had a compost pile for their patrons to use, SCORE.
How to Build a Compost Pile .
Learn how to make a compost pile that creates the optimal conditions for decomposition.
Build a compost pile .
Now is the time to start that compost pile , but I don't want to create a big stinky mess in my yard.
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