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« on: 04/07/2006 03:18:05 »
My friend has got a composter and we were discussing it the other day (I know... I should get out more). Now, I used to have a compost heap and from what my friend was saying, she puts the same type of stuff in her composter as I used to put on my compost heap. However, my compost heap used to whiff quite badly, yet my friend claims her composter doesn't smell. Why should that be?

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Re: Manure
« Reply #1 on: 04/07/2006 03:21:10 »
Baking soda?

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« Reply #2 on: 04/07/2006 03:33:29 »
It is a well documented fact that Composters were invented by Coco Chanel in 1925.

Each deposit is automatically infused with a dose of Chanel De Composte....and that is why composters smell nice....oh...and also because they are built by ladybirds in rose bushes !!....

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Re: Manure
« Reply #3 on: 04/07/2006 03:54:40 »
Are we helping you Doctor Beaver?

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Re: Manure
« Reply #4 on: 05/07/2006 05:41:38 »
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Are we helping you Doctor Beaver?

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« Reply #5 on: 05/07/2006 06:20:34 »
i know...was just joking

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Re: Manure
« Reply #6 on: 05/07/2006 12:46:12 »
Well most likely the composter has not got a nose to smell with.

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Re: Manure
« Reply #7 on: 05/07/2006 16:57:42 »
quote:
Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

My friend has got a composter and we were discussing it the other day (I know... I should get out more). Now, I used to have a compost heap and from what my friend was saying, she puts the same type of stuff in her composter as I used to put on my compost heap. However, my compost heap used to whiff quite badly, yet my friend claims her composter doesn't smell. Why should that be?


Could be that her composter has a cover to keep the contents moist, not wet,
 whilst your "heap" was exposed to the rain and consequently too soggy:-

" Q. My compost heap is slimey and smells, what can I do?

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
One cause could be too much water in the heap. Compost heaps should only be damp.

SOLUTION: In order to reduce the smell and slime try turning the pile and adding some dry, porous material (e.g. leaves, sawdust, straw). Also, you could leave the lid off for a period of time in dry weather and again, turn the pile to circulate the air.

Another reason for the smell and slime could be because of compaction.

SOLUTION: Try turning the pile or making it smaller.

Too much Nitrogen within the heap creates an ammonia smell. Rich nitrogen sources include green material.

SOLUTION: To remove the smell add brown materials such as leaves and wood chips, as these are rich in carbon.
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http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/pccwebcms/content.asp?Parent_Directory_id=648&nav=574,576#2

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Re: Manure
« Reply #8 on: 06/07/2006 06:57:39 »
Thank you, ROBERT... that helps.

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