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The 3 things needed for making compost are Air, Heat and Moisture in equal measures.
Its not the grass, twigs, leaves or veg peelings that makes compost, although they are important, its the micro-organisms that really do the job. Provide these microbes with the right environment, with the right food in the right way and they will provide the compost.
By not providing those 3 elements in the correct balance will result in not having the right compost.
Very important this - you also need to add the same amount of BROWN waste as green. 'Browns' provide microbes with a food source, without it, they will die or not work to their full potential
BROWN ITEMS - things like
GREEN ITEMS - help microbes grow and multiply - things like
When putting green and brown waste into bin/holder, it should be alternatively layered - green, brown, green, brown whenever possible.
Every 3 months or so, turn the contents over because a compost bin/holder is aerobic - it needs plenty of air. If its of the plastic kind, every 2-3 weeks because a plastic bin provides a more anaerobic (without air) environment, not really ideal for providing all 3 elements which are, air, heat, moisture. By missing just one of those 3 elements, composting will not be as successful and take longer to produce.
Follow these easy rules every-time, and YOU TOO will have the perfect homemade compost, every year.