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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Composting Tips

  • Site your compost bin in a sunny spot if possible. This will heat up the compost.
  • Good aeration is required to produce the best compost. To help aerate your bin you can add scrunched up newspaper which creates air pockets.
  • Occasional turning of the material will ensure that more air gets to the centre of the bin and will speed up decomposition.
  • It is essential to have a good mix of waste material in your composter to aid decomposition, ie. grass, paper, leaves, fruit & vegetable peelings.
  • Do not let the compost dry out. Add water when necessary in very dry hot weather and remember to keep the lid on.
  • You can insulate your composter using old carpet on top or by bubble wrapping in the winter.

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