Help! Plenty of Leaves and plenty of Horse stall manure- no heat
I was given two pickup trucks full of Horse stall cleanings. I picked up the first truckload three weeks ago and overnight it went to 153 degrees on it's own just laying in the truckbed and then it cooked for a few days.
I then picked up the second truckload last week and began to mix the recipe I thought would get everything cooking.
So I built 2 very large compost bins with Concrete wire mesh each around 5 feet in diameter and 6 feet tall. I wrapped the inside of each bin with Black plastic, and put 3 times as many dogwood leaves as I did the Manure mixed with the stall hay/shavings. I made sure I wet it each time I put another layer till it was like a damp sponge and I added 4 gallons of kitchen scraps.
Between these two compost bins I have 2 pickup trucks full of Horse stall waste ( manure, urine, and the hay/straw mixture) and three times as many leaves. Obviously it's a lot more of the hay/shavings than manure in the stall mixture.
Why OH Why won't these piles get hot at all? I am runing out of land to pile all of this and I have 25 bags of oak leaves coming from another friend.
I am borrowing a shredder this week to see if I shred everything and pry that it will get hot.
What is wrong with my piles?
Do I need more greens?