stinky compost - Knowledgebase Question

Imperial Beach, Ca
Question by billhirst
October 21, 2009
My spinning composter was, unknown to me, getting water from the lawn sprinklers. I have moved it but it smells awful. Is there anything I can add to make it smell better?

Answer from NGA
October 21, 2009


It stinks because it is oversaturated, which has depleted the fresh air. Open it up to allow fresh air in for as long as possible during the day. Be sure to tumble it as often as possible to help dry things out. If you do this several times a day it will dry out quickly and the smell will go away.

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