Q & A
Welcome to the Planet Natural Garden Forum! Whether you’re new to gardening or have been at it for some time, here you can search existing messages for answers to your questions or post a new message for others to reply to. If this is your first visit, please read over our forum instructions carefully before posting. Enjoy!
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.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.