im making the most of a limited garden and of being 3 months pregnant and therefore quite tired, not able to do as much as last year etc. i started a compost bin late last year and it was made of an old lidded black bin which my mum sawed a big hole out of in the bottom. it put some twigs on the bottom which i read were good for aeration then put all kitchen waste fruit and veg in it. i also put in 'compost maker' which i bought on ebay with each fresh layer, and some shredded paper
i have NO garden waste, becuase the garden is mostly paved and the borders are mostly uncultivated and if anything is growing there it is weeds. therefore i have little natural 'brown' waste. so i was planning on adding shredded paper regularly to make up for this.
i got a little clump of compost forming in the early days, but now its just full of flies and rotten fruit and veg! is it because of what i'm putting in?
basically the only things i have to add to the bin are kitchen fruit and veg waste and shredded paper. is that going to work or shall i just give up? if it will work what can i do to sort out the current (lack of) compost?
many thanks for your help!