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wet compost

Posted by henshaw21 VA (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 24, 12 at 21:49

Hi. I made a rookie mistake and added too much water to my compost bin a month or so back (pile is approximately 1/2 way cured). Now its late Jan and I'm guessing it will freeze over winter (my other bin has the correct amt of water and is still warm). Question is, how can I reduce the amt of water now that its winter (in VA)? I'd prefer to not add a bunch of dry browns b/c, as I mentioned, the pile is pretty far along. Is there any way, short of waiting until spring, to dry out the pile somewhat? Thanks.

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RE: wet compost

Other than spreading it out to get more air to it, there's not much you can do. Also put a tarp on it if it's rainy or snowy to keep it from getting soaked again.

RE: wet compost

If you have more, dry, material to add you can decrease the moisture level some, in addition to spreading it out to air dry. Given the unusual weather up here my compost piles have not started to freeze yet, since that average temperature is above freezing (38) yet.

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