Why is there heat inside a compost heap?

Answer A compost heap gets hotter when bacteria and other organisms multiply inside the heap, breaking down the rough matter into humus. There are both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, which work at differ... Read More »

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What do you need for a compost heap?

You need a good mix of carbon and nitrogen rich materials. You can put just about anything in a compost heap, but having a good balance of carbon and nitrogen is cruitial. Carbon things are basica... Read More »

How do you set up a compost heap?

You need to find a receptacle of some sort or purchase a ready-made bin. You need to collect both "green" and "brown" materials and do not put any animal products such as meat, fat, or bones into ... Read More »

How to Maintain a Compost Heap?

Compost is a nutrient-rich mixture of organic matter used by gardeners and farmers to help grow strong, healthy plants and flowers. In addition to providing nutrients that help improve depleted soi... Read More »

How do I build a compost heap?

MaterialsGather equal amounts of carbon-rich materials (brown, dry waste, such as straw, sawdust, cardboard, newspaper and dead leaves) and nitrogen-rich materials (green, moist waste, such as fres... Read More »