All about composting

Is bokashi better than composting?

Also: Does Bokashi speed up composting? Can I use Bokashi in a compost tumbler? Can you feed chicken Bokashi? Maggots in my Bokashi bin If we want to generate an organic fertilizer from food-waste, then, direct composting is the better option. The Bokashi system of treating food-waste is not composting. The sludge generated from Bokashi,
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ow do I know my compost is working?

Also: Why is my compost full of flies? It’s easy to see if your compost is working as it should and there are ways to rectify issues when it isn’t. You will know that your compost is working well when you observe and consider the points made here:  Your compost shouldn’t be too wet Wet compost
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Can I put rotten vegetables in compost?

  Also: Can you prevent vegetables from becoming rotten? Can all rotten food be composted?   Yes, you can put rotten vegetables in compost. Making compost is all about organic material going rotten. Vegetables and fruit will become rotten faster than anything else. Vegetables that are only partly rotten can be trimmed and the rotten
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Why is my compost clumping?

Also: What will happen if you leave compost too long? Can too much compost kill plants? Most people start loading kitchen waste into either a compost bin or compost tumbler and watch it gradually fill up. Then, after a while, they notice that everything in the bin or tumbler has consolidated into a clump. You may
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Do you need two compost bins?

Also: Why do we compost at home? How do you use compost? Most people who are minded to make compost will set up a single compost bin and start filling it. Then, after a while, you find that the compost bin is filling up and you need to think about where else you’re going to put
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Should I cover my compost pile?

Also: Should a compost bin be in sun or shade? Do compost bins need air holes? Can you compost hand warmers? Yes, you should cover your compost pile for two main reasons. Both are to do with weather elements. A compost pile that has no cover can become dried-out if you’re having a hot period of
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Can grass clippings pile catch fire?

Also: How long does a compost pile stay hot? Yes. Any grass can catch fire in one big pile of grass clippings but it can only happen when a combination of circumstances conspire together to make it happen.  Here we’re looking at a phenomenon known as spontaneous combustion. This can happen when a pile of organic
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How to make compost hotter

Also: What is the difference between hot and cold composting? Everyone seems to have got the idea that compost must become hot. Any organic material will rot down into compost. It doesn’t necessarily have to get hot.  So, if you are looking at your compost pile and it looks and feels cold, this isn’t a problem.
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Compost problems

Also: What are the disadvantages of composting? Can you turn a compost pile too much? The target: To make compost that’s black and crumbly. It mustn’t be too wet or too dry. It mustn’t smell or be infested with flies. The thing about making compost is that it should be easy. After all, we’re only trying
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How do you make a compost activator?

Also: Is urine a good compost activator? Should I add dirt to my compost? Can you add sugar to compost? How do you make wood chips compost faster? Can you keep adding to a compost pile? In all the time that I’ve spent looking into the subject of making compost, there’s one thing that remains constant.
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