Over the last few days we have covered the topic of composting and prior to that, mulches. Now, learn how compost can be used as soil amendment and mulch.
Table 1: A troubleshooting guide for effective composting.
Compost has a bad odor.
Lack of air.
Turn or use a tool to aerate it.
The center of the mass is dry.
Lack of water, not watering regularly.
Moisten materials while stirring or turning the pile.
The outside couple of inches are dry.
Dry Colorado air.
Water regularly or cover with a plastic sheet or tarp.
The center is damp and warm.
Too small a plant mass overall.
Collect more plant materials; mix with the old to form a new mass.
Outside is cool and slightly dry. Plant wastes are damp and sweet smelling but mass will not heat up.
Lack of nitrogen.
Mix in a nitrogen source: fresh grass, granular fertilizer, bloodmeal or manure.
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