Derbyshire, United Kingdom
compost bin smells like slurry! I started a compost bin in aug and all was going well now it smells like slurry. There are yellow maggotty things on the lid! I'm using a black dustbin with a lid. I do have a spare black black bin with a lid on but i put grass cuttings and hedge trimmings in there to store for putting in the main black bin. I have put in all kitchen waste but not dairy or meat. I have however put in bread ends. I use a compost maker which is to speed up the process i think it's bonemeal. I did put my potato hulms in everything seems to be rotting down fairly well. I have had trouble turning the stuff over in the bin. However today as it's a beautifull day i have turned it all over but i had to take out half it and put it in a trug tub. So i've given it a good turn over and it does seem to be too wet. Can i rescue it if so what can i do? What do i need to put in it. I haven't put any cardboard in it or paper. Do i need to do this now to absorb all some of the moisture? I have left half in the bin and half in the trug for today so the air can get to it but it has given monsoons for tommorow so i will have to put it all back in the bin and put the lid back on tonight before the deluge! Also i have read that you have to put green and brown things what are these and how do you layer them correctly. sorry for all the question i'm a newbie!
- 30 Sep, 2010