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For some reason my compost has had a funky smell, I've added some extra coffee tonight and some newspaper any other suggestions??



Not sure what a funky smell is Georgiamum. Ours smells a bit 'funky' as it's under a Rowan tree in heavy blossom!!! Depends what you add into it perhaps. Not too much left over food I hope.......saving the planet and all that. If it gets very hot where you are, it might smell a bit whiffy for a while. The compost that comes out the bottom is usually moist and rich and very little aroma.

6 Jun, 2010


No leftovers except sweet potato skins and coffee grounds. It has been a bit wet lately with all the rain so maybe its that?

6 Jun, 2010


Sounds like it needs some lime to sweeten it - go and buy some activator for compost, mix it in (just the amount recommended) and that should sweeten it.

6 Jun, 2010


Thanks, I'll have to go by tomorrow since everything is closed today..

6 Jun, 2010


Try turning your compost as the smell might be caused be lack of air and the compost becoming stagnant.

6 Jun, 2010

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