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Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
Apr 26, 2015 12:49 AM CST
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hello to all who helped
the pictures here are showing the final stage of tidying the mess i did.
the black box is the old container full to the top after being emptied out and refilled again but with the wood chips i found in a deserted lot.layer wet layer dry_brown.
the white frame to the left is just for esthetics to surround a pile which actually is a small heap of soil covering old saggy compost without wood chips(for experimental reasons)
the minute i did this whole rearanging the smell vanished and i was releived.i only wanted to save this crying earth
the last picture is showing the urban location of my container which is very delicate to those who keep on throwing organic matter to a regular bin and only complain.
its at the end of a public covered car park belonging to 8 tenants

Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Apr 26, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Looking very good David. I think a part of the original problem was the actual bin as it did not allow for airflow, and that it is sitting in the shade, which allowed the mix to remain wet and cold. As you add food scraps to the heap, add a shovelful of the dry stuff or a little soil/brown mix over the top to help keep the compost private and "sweet smelling". Before long you will have a bounty of healthy compost and happy, helpful worms. Thumbs up
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Apr 26, 2015 11:59 AM CST
I am happy you solved the problem of your soggy compost. I like the new set-up. Looks good. Thumbs up

Looking at that wooden frame gave me an idea. I looked online to find a link to show my original idea which obviously someone else thought of long before it entered my mind. If you have access to some wood, maybe from old pallets, and some wire, maybe from trash along the roadside, you might make a second compost bin.
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Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
Apr 26, 2015 12:31 PM CST
yeh thanks again now i am waiting for resulrs

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