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New Compost Tumbler: no action at all

danna | Mar 23, 2011 01:22 PM

I've been very excited about my new tumbler....started it up with Liriope clippings and dead flower stalks and dried leaves. Continued w/ pulp from weekly juicing. No action. Decided I didn't have enough brown and added shredded newspaper. Still nothing. Bought "compost starter" from Lowe's (appears to be fish meal) and sprinkled it in. Nada. I turn it 2-3 times a week.

I started it in South Carolina around the first of March. We are having balmy 80 degree weather today and the stuff in the bin looks just like it did when I put it in there. Smells OK, I see a few bugs, that's about it.

Ideas? Thanks.

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