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This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Anonymous 5 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #13772

    Mole Farmer
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    Help! I've created a smelly compost pile. What am I doing wrong?

    #13788

    Anonymous

    One or both of 2 things could be going on: you have too much nitrogen (greens:grass, kitchen scraps, fertilizer,…) or there is not enough air in your pile. I would fork it over, under, and around and add more carbon (browns:dead plants, twigs, sawdust…)to your mix.

    #13792

    DirtBoy
    Member

    What do you put in the pile? If you put any meats, dairy or oils, these can make a stink.

    #13800

    Mole Farmer
    Member

    I think I've fixed the problem now. I've added a bunch of straw and turned the pile really well. I think that it just wasn't getting enough air. The pile was pretty wet and compact after the winter months. I also added some compost starter and it's cookin' like a champion right now.

    #13960

    Anonymous

    thanks for the advice on adding more carbon to the compost pile….mine has majority grass clipping and vegetable scraps. I had to turn every few days because it was smelling ripe, but the carbon material worked.

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