Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:15
We turn our compost regularly throughout the summer, giving it a good stirring and getting some air into it. That, and fairly regular additions of 'recycled beer and cider' seems to do the trick.
We find the easiest way to turn it is to have two bins and turn the contents of one heap into the empty bin. By the time the next bin is ready to turn the first lot is compost. Usually takes about 6 months for us.
But a good stir every couple of weeks or so is also important to stop it becoming anerobic.