When I moved into this house last autumn, there was a composter already pretty full. I do not know if it has been properly started. I have been putting stuff in ever since, and it never seems to get any fuller. It is all very black and moist in there, and lots of little white things fly out when I open it. I do not detect any leakage from the little hatch at the bottom, but I do not know how long it takes to mature, not how to get the stuff out. I have been putting all the weeds (with seed heads) in, but fortunately avoided the ivy that I cut down. These leaves are now all dead as I left them on the path until there was space in the bin, so can I put them in now? When is a good time to put the compost on the garden if I can get it out. Thank you for any suggestions or information.
- 25 Jul, 2010