S Bengi wrote:you need at least a 3ft by 3ft by 3ft pile for it to heatup. And even with that min size going into the winter it might still cool down and stay cold for the winter in Ohio
Octavia Greason wrote:Sorry for the vague topic, my questions are too disparate to really find a descriptive title.
First, coffee; is it green or brown? I was certain used grounds were green but I read something saying they were brown and now I have to ask as I just added a good 15lbs of grounds to my bin.
Second, turning; do I need to wait until my compost has heated up to do this? Or will it help it heat up? My compost is still quite cold (I assume that good compost would heat up even if the outside temp is highly variable).
Third, dead leaves; I understand these are quire nutritious but I think my compost is remaining cold because of my brown materials, I'm worried that my leaves may be less effective because they're soggy or because since leaves are so light I may not be adding enough. Considering that leaves aren't exactly dense should I be adding extra of these? Would cardboard be a more 'effective' brown?
And lastly (I think), slugs; I've seen evidence of them in my compost, should I worry? Or would they be helpful to the composting process? (I assume they came with the dead, soggy leaves).
Sorry for the basic and random questions, I'm just not finding satisfactory answers on the internet and I'm worried about my cold, undissolved, compost.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:(we can't call them chickens, the dogs know that chicken is what is put into their food bowls as their treat).