Why do compost bins need air holes?

Answer There are two main methods of composting: Aerobic and anaerobic. Both involve the microrganic rotting of organic material such as leaves, food, or faeces in a moist environment. Anaerobic compostin... Read More »

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Why are there holes in compost bins?

The composting procedure is conducted by aerobic microorganisms. Like humans, these living creatures require food, water and oxygen to survive.

Where should people place compost bins?

Compost bins should be sited off to the side of the garden, in a flat area. A shady spot or partial shade is better than full sun. Consider the prevailing winds and proximity to living areas--both ... Read More »

How do I make worm compost bins?

Select an appropriate composting container. Rubbermaid storage containers work well as portable vermicomposting bins. Another option is to modify an old plastic or metal garbage can. Be sure that t... Read More »

How do I eliminate maggots in compost bins?

RemovalFluff your compost with a manure fork, tossing and scooping the organic waste to aerate it and expose maggots present in the waste. Pick off any maggots that you see in the compost, putting ... Read More »