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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
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Re: Quick composting
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2020, 04:35:56 pm »
... There's a fair few dead fruit flies in there so that should help  ;D ;D

I'm pondering over the fruit flies:  why have they not been composted ?  Are you sure doganjo they didn't all dive in in kamikaze fashion and drown themselves as you were draining the leachate ?

doganjo

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Re: Quick composting
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2020, 10:06:09 pm »
This one doesn't get turned - occasionally mixed up with the mixer tool to distribute newly added stuff, and supposedly I should get compost a lot quicker
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Quick composting
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 03:14:45 pm »
Charles Dowding has a good (new) video on his youtube channel explaining his method of composting. But it is not fast, and he turns his heap. But explains it all very well, and I am definitely working towards more "browns" in mine.

doganjo

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Re: Quick composting
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2020, 08:46:06 pm »
... There's a fair few dead fruit flies in there so that should help  ;D ;D

I'm pondering over the fruit flies:  why have they not been composted ?  Are you sure doganjo they didn't all dive in in kamikaze fashion and drown themselves as you were draining the leachate ?
They probably hadn't quite composted as my hotbin had only just reached optimum temperature at that point.  I guess the fruit flies had died and been washed down with the juices :innocent:

The temperature does vary a bit depending on how much and what kind of stuff I put in it.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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