All about composting

How do leaves decompose faster?

There are easy ways to make leaves decompose faster. Every Autumn/fall we get, whether we want them or not, a sizable delivery of leaves. To some they are a nuisance but to the rest of us they’re a bonanza, maybe eagerly awaited. But when we get them we want to convert them into useful compost
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Smelly Compost

Quite often people will have a go at making compost. They will gather together a heap or start loading a bin. Then, after a while, they see lots of flies and there is a bad smell and they ask, why have I got such smelly compost? Too wet is the usual reason. One of the
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Can I put urine in my compost bin?

Here’s a question that’s been doing the rounds. Making compost is generally associated with kitchen or garden waste being gathered together and left to convert into compost. There are additives which I know I can add that will speed up or improve the process, but can I put urine in my compost? Yes you can.
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What is a compost accelerator?

There are boxes and bags of powders that contain a ‘magic’ ingredient with a claim that it will accelerate the composting process, but do they really? I’ve used one of these accelerators called ‘Garotta’ but I’m a little mystified about what is actually in it and, what is a compost accelerator? A compost accelerator is
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How do you speed up composting?

One of the things about making compost is that the words ‘composting’ and ‘speed’ don’t go together. I’ve been looking around to see if anyone has any ideas to add to my own because if there are ways of speeding up the process we need to know about them. So, How do you speed up
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