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Compost is organic material which has undergone decomposition by microorganisms and is used as a soil amendment.

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I have a 1m x 1m x 0.6m compost heap. I was turning the heap yesterday and was surprised to find that most of the heap hadn't really decomposed, and was in fact quite dry. Should I be regularly adding water to the heap to encourage composting? …
asked Jul 3 '11 by Paul Turner
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I understand that compost heaps have an ideal temperature for the bacteria to decompose the material into compost. Living in the changeable Great Britain, the weather can be windy, rainy, sunny and …
asked Jun 10 '11 by Paul Turner
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I've a small compost heap (1.2m x 1.2m x 0.8m), which is mostly formed of grass clippings. Thanks to this answer to another composting question, I now understand the C:N ratio. Unfortunately, there … isn't a good source of carbon in my mostly-lawn garden. What is the best thing I can do to increase the carbon content in my compost? The cheaper the better! …
asked Jun 12 '11 by Paul Turner