Hi we have had a hotbin for 3 weeks now, it would not heat up, but it
was my fault lol, put to much compost from my darlic compost bin into
So changed to a grass and old food mixture, it shot up to over 70c .
Then i added more food waste and grass and garden waste, it not is at
how can i keep it hoter at around 60c ??.
'darlic' ? The closest I come is "dalek" -
I would expect any proper compost bin to be geared towards generating
a proper composting environment - provided that the original material
has a proper C:N balance and the mass has some aeration. If the
environment is right, the compost mass will produce heat. What about
your old bin makes it NOT also a "hotbin" ?
Sounds like you've got WAY too much "N" and not nearly enough "C".
Shredded straw, dried grass or leaves ("leaf mold") would increase
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