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United Kingdom

July 1, 2014
10:56 AM

Post #9882643

I put some leaves in a compositor probably 3-4 yrs ago. Mainly dry no sign of rot down. Taken lid off. Water I think might restart the process. Any ideas folks? Thanks


Lititz, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2014
12:46 PM

Post #9882721

If you put only leaves and nothing else in the composter, they will take a significant amount of time to decompose. You need to add a mix of 'browns' (leaves) and 'greens' (grass clippings, kitchen waste like fruit and veggies). The compost needs to be turned at a minimum every week to get airflow throughout and to make sure everything is composting and not just the bottom.
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2014
1:27 PM

Post #9882752

Add water as well. It should not be dry...
United Kingdom

July 1, 2014
4:14 PM

Post #9882932

The council collects green waste. Some stuff never rots down so they get. I have weeds in my grass so never put it into compost...2 big bins 1 for leaves 1 for green stuff. Dry as a bone...Will water & dig over

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