Having trouble with your compost? Even though organic compost is generally easy to make, sometimes you’ll still encounter certain problems along the way. A good example is when a compost pile starts emitting a foul odor.
This is normal since compost consists of organic matter and is full of microorganisms like bacteria and fungi to help with the decomposition process. The best way to resolve this is to regularly turn your compost and add some dry material if the pile is too wet.
Another example is when your compost won’t heat up no matter what you do. This situation means that your pile lacks nitrogen. You can fix this by adding some moisture to your compost and turning it properly.
For more tips on compost troubleshooting, refer to this cool infographic from the University of Illinois Extension.
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Image Source: University of Illinois Extension