Bucket in a Hole
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 see Desert Composting Recommendations.
If you have questions, see Ask A Master.
To see other styles of homemade compost bins see Homemade Compost Bins for the Desert.
Instructions by John Zarola, photos by Mike Stoy.