Setting up a Hotbin Composter – How I did it – Getting Started !
So my new HotBin Mini composter arrived today 🙂
I could not wait to get it started!
Included in the big box is the following...
- Composter – Hotbin
- Stiring Handle
- Bottle for hot water (if below 5 degrees outside temp)
- Long thermometer (for inside)
- Woodchip/Bark to kick start the process
I have positioned the composter on a level slab surface at the side of my house for easy access to fill the Hotbin in future.
Lets Start !
To get it started I have placed the woodchip into the bottom of the hotbin, roughly about an inch high from the base inside. Next I have then added paper towl , cardboard , grass clippings with some added trimmed twig bushes from the garden all the way upto the fill line inside where the composter is needed – to start its process.
Currently its temperature reading is 20 degrees, so I do not need to use the supplied water bottle at this time. I still have 2 flexi buckets of grass clippings, bush trimmings and paper ready to load into the hotbin.
Sadly I cant add this yet as I need to wait a week for the composter to warm up to its ideal temperature of between 40-60°c.
Im just awaiting it to warm up so I can add the rest of my kick start materials and be well on my way to fantastic compost from my new Hotbin.