All about composting

Compost bins and what to look for

Also: If you want a compost bin, what are the options?   How does a compost bin work?   Are plastic compost bins any good? There are so many types of compost bins out there that some may wonder which is the best type for them. Don’t allow yourself to become confused by the range
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Are compost tumblers any good?

Also: What should I not put in a compost tumbler? Where is the best place to put a compost tumbler? Do I need a compost tumbler? Using a compost tumbler is a good way of making compost. The tumbling action in a compost tumbler and shows that all the material gets the maximum amount of
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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 Composting is better than bokashi. When we make compost, we start and finish an entire process. Composting is converting food waste into to compost. The finished compost can be used as
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ow do I know my compost is working?

Also: Why is my compost full of flies? You will know when your compost is working when there’s no bad smell and there are so many worms in it that you can almost hear them. Compost that’s working well, will shrink in the compost bin, leaving plenty of room for more organic waste. However, making compost
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Do you need two compost bins?

Also: Why do we compost at home? How do you use compost?   If you’re serious about making compost, you probably need two compost bins. Having two compost bins will give you the flexibility that you need. When one compost bin is full, you can leave it closed off, while you fill the second compost bin.
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Should I cover my compost pile?

Yes, you should cover your compost pile for two main reasons. A compost pile that has no cover can become dried-out if you’re having a hot period of weather. Covering a compost pile will keep it shaded and help to retain moisture. Constant rain will wash out some of the nutrients of a compost pile
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Can a 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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