Compost – Two Weeks In

For those interested in my composting activities, I have now had the bin for two weeks.  I have added one bucket of green, followed by one pile of card and paper once since the first addition at the start of the process.  As we are vegetarians, there is a lot of green produce that we have left over after making various dishes, therefore filling a fairly substantially sized carton each week seems to be pretty easy.

Any sealable container will do

Coffee grinds, banana peel, onion peel, avocado skins and so on.  we just keep adding it to the bucket and as it now seems, we are filling one a week.  I just went to add this weeks bucket to the compost and noticed that the flies who were congregating a few days ago are no longer there and the pile seems to be decomposing rather well.  I did aerate the pile half way into the week and re-covered with small pieces of card, which may have done the trick.

I am a little concerned about the amount of card I am putting in, but on speaking with a local compost helper, I seem pretty happy that I have been ripping up the card into really small pieces.  It takes time, but I feel it’s worth it to get the ‘recipe’ just right!

Has anyone else recently started composting and had any challenges they would like to share here?  I would love to hear from you.


2 thoughts on “Compost – Two Weeks In

  1. Sounds like you’ve got it under control. I have to tell you that I have no formula. I just dump all the peelings, leaves, eggshells, coffee grounds etc. into my bin. I’ve had no flies even though our temperature has been in the 100’s and the stuff seems to be rotting away.

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