How can I save my compost
Almost a year ago, I started off a 220 litre black plastic compost bin, which has been topped up weekly with the usual peelings and spoilt veg, all chopped finely and regularly turned and mixed in.
However, on closer inspection of the opening which allows me to remove compost from near the the base, I have become aware of two problems:
The first is that there are noticeably large pieces of non degraded material which seem not to have altered since they were added near the start of the project.
The second is that the whole mix seems to be completely infested with slugs of all shapes and sizes, which makes me wary of contamination by slugs and their eggs in any way I choose to use the mixture.
Is there anything that I could add to the compost bin to kill off the slugs and their eggs, or have I simply been unlucky, and should I discard the whole drum which has taken a year to progress this far?
Any advice will be greatfully received.
- 17 Mar, 2007