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Can grass clippings pile catch fire?

Yes. A 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 material has accumulated and the moisture level is
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How to make compost hotter

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. Don’t allow the fact that your compost isn’t getting
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Compost problems

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 to get things to rot. Most of the time we have problems trying to
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How do you make a compost activator?

In all the time that I’ve spent looking into the subject of making compost, there’s one thing that remains constant. That is, there’s no problem getting things to rot. Anything that’s organic will rot down. The normal struggle is in trying to prevent things from rotting. The aim is to preserve food when stored and
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What kind of soil is acidic?

The most acidic soils will be those that include a lot of decomposed or decomposing organic matter. When anything rots, it tends to generate acids. The same thing happens when we make compost. There are things we can add when composting to make it less acidic and possibly take it to the ideal neutral point
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Is home compost acidic or alkaline?

Compost that you make at home is unlikely to be alkaline. Home compost will either be slightly acidic or very near neutral. If you have compost that shows an acidic level of lower than 7 on the pH scale, then, this probably means that there’s more that you can do during the composting process to
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hat do I do if my compost is too wet?

Most people start with a new compost bin and use it as a dump for kitchen waste. The bin is just somewhere to get rid of stuff that we’ve finished with,leftovers, fruit and vegetable trimmings. Then we expect it to turn into compost, over time, because that’s what we’ve been told would happen. The thing
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Is green manure any good?

Here at Rolypig.com we focus on making compost out of any organic material that we can get hold of. Turning kitchen and garden waste into a useful fertilizer is an art that anyone can master. One of the issues that most people have is that, when they realise the value of compost, they can’t produce
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