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April 25, 2016 - 1:24 pm
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I tried composting at home thrice. First time i used (1:3 i.e GREEN : BROWN)- didn't use an activator just plain water, second time 1:2- no activator just water, third time equal qty with lil buttermilk. it has been more than three months since i started the first compost, it has reduced a lot and looks a bit broken down, smells earthy but looks dark brown. the thing is i am NOT getting decomposed black powder. all 3 compost look so dry that I have to water them a bit nearly everyday. they are kept on the terrace in full sunlight. i don't know what am i doing wrong? i even added lil buttermilk to all three a week ago. so the thing is i have 3 containers filled with dry dry materials. even the food scraps become dry in a day. so where is the moisture??? pls advise.

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April 29, 2016 - 10:19 pm
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dear gard,

congratulations on starting composting. Like you , I went through some dificulties, but eventually I chanced upon a method that is sooo cheap and hasslefree, it is unbelievable. just need soil and an old container. I post the link here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126303614065715/permalink/1131675106861899/

as for your query about where the moisture is, in this heat it is evaporating, and if you are using an earthen ie a mudpot container, it will be going off through the pores even quicker. the link above is simply a fill it - shut it -- forget it method. best luck. smita koppikar

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May 1, 2016 - 2:28 pm
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thanks a lot Koppis. I went thro your link. sounds easy. will defi try it out soon. you have mentioned posting of this video. pls do if you can. thank you.

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