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Why does my compost smell?
I’m new to gardening and have a few questions regarding composting.
I’ve been collecting fruit and veg scraps from my kitchen in a bin in my garden. It took me around 4 months to fill up the entire bin and in that time nearly all the organic matter had turned to a dark smelly liquid.
Unfortunately, I didn’t aerate it very well over the 4 months (only when I’d add some more scraps), so I was wondering if this liquid is now unusable as i read that it might harm my plants?
I’m following a guide to making compost tea and I currently have a bucket outside with the liquid, scraps and filtered water.
If I stir the mixture once or twice a day is this enough aeration? (The bucket is wide and without a cover)
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I live in a developing country where its hard to find any information or products around composting.
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