How much water do you put in an earthworm compost?

Answer Moisture needs to be at 60-85%. Compostable material shouldn't be soggy or sopping wet. A 21"x15"x16" container could hold a week's worth of newspapers and 3-5 lbs of kitchen scraps. It wouldn't ne... Read More »

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How much water do you put in the compost pile?

You need to put in just enough water so that the compost pile has the consistency of a wrung out sponge. The moisture level needs to favor the growth and working of beneficial, decomposer microorga... Read More »

Does the amount of water affect compost piles?

A compost pile should be damp, with a moisture content of between 60 and 65 percent. If it becomes too wet, add shredded newspaper, straw, dry manure or sawdust to absorb some of the excess moistur... Read More »

Can Water Runoff From Compost Harm Vegetable Plants?

Nutrient-packed compost piles are one of the most beneficial things for a garden. But vegetable gardens always require extra care and attention to what goes into them, since what comes out of them ... Read More »

If i put compost in a bucket, stir it and filter out the water with cloth, will it be good for irrigation?

We do this for our garden. But only with fruit and vegtable debris. When you core or skin apples, cut the tops of strawberries, carrots, onions, etc. Use only fresh, not cooked. We place in a 5 gal... Read More »