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Jun 9, 2014 10:19 AM


How can I get the most out of my compost pile? It seems to never breakdown as much as I hope for, am I losing valuable nutrients. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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  1. how big is your compost bin? How often do you turn?
    With frequent turning you can make compost in about 4 to 6 months.

    If your compost isn't broken down completely, the breakdown process in the soil might take nitrogen away from the plants.

    1. If it never breaks down there is a imbalance. What are you putting in your compost. What kind container is in? Sun/shade is the pile dry/wet?

      1. Generally speaking, the bigger the pile, the easier it is to tend. What goes into your pile? How do you maintain it? Is it in a bin, or just a loose pile?

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