Tips on composting
Successful composting needs three key ingredients:
Composting needs a balanced diet, you get the best results by composting a mixture of BROWNS and GREENS. BROWNS are dry, fibrous materials such as twigs, paper, cardboard and straw. GREENS are soft, sappy materials with a high water content such as vegetable and fruit peelings, grass clippings, coffee grounds,tea …
It is important to get the balance right. Too wet and the compost becomes slimy and too dry and composting is very slow and might even stop! To test, squeeze a handful of material, ideally it should feel as damp as a wrung out sponge.
The tiny organisms that make your compost need air just like us. Introduce air into your bin either by using a garden fork to mix the material, or add more scrunched up paper and card.