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What does lime do to compost?

Looking into the subject of adding hydrated lime to compost, I’m finding that there is an argument for it and against it. Here I want to give my view on the subject based on what I’ve seen for myself and offer an answer to the question: what does lime do to compost? The basic reason
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Do worms help compost?

When making compost from kitchen waste I see worms turn up in the compost bin. We will see worms where ever the conditions are right for them but you may wonder, do worms help compost? Having worms in your compost is a positive advantage. Of all the natural, living, guests that will turn up in
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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 cause. The best smelly
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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? Having looked into
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Can you put grass clippings in compost?

When you’ve finished mowing the lawn and you’ve emptied out the grass box for the last time for this session, you’re likely to be looking at a substantial heap of fresh grass clippings. Some people send this off to the dump just to get rid of it but those people should ask the question, 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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Compost bins

For anyone who has never made compost before, the idea of storing up kitchen or garden waste, may at first, appear to be complicated. One of the first questions that you’re sure to ask will be what can you put in your compost bin? Anything that is food to you will be food to something
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