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Can my compost be saved?


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Can my compost be saved?

MamaCrunch | Mar 17, 2011 09:12 AM

I should probably start by saying that the pile smells sweet and there are worms present.

Last summer had a compost tumbler going and it cranked out great compost but I quicky found that we had more material than it can handle. DH helped me build two stalls to hold piles instead. We've been adding to it all winter but with snow and rain it just stayed too wet. I've stopped adding greens to the pile and have been spending a considerable amount of time adding browns to try to sop up some of the moisture. We've since started a new pile in the second stall.

Is there any chance that the original pile will heat up and actually finish my compost? I was really hoping to use it this spring and summer.

Any suggestions as to what we should do next winter to avoid this problem?


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