Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:14
I do the same as Dove, i only use the daleks for storing once the compost is made in the wooden containers. I put all the junk mail, envelopes, mags, newspapers, etc. i dont fill them right to the top, thats the trouble putting it in the dalek, they are too tall and not wide enough.
You do need lots of worms, have a look and see if they are in there, if not, dig some up from your garden. A few shovels of soil from your garden will get it started quicker as it contains the bacteria you need. Get all the menfolk to pee in it.
Dont use any more than a 2inch layer of grass clippings at a time and fork them in well.
Keep it moving and mr ratty wont want to bed down in it, they hate disturbance.