Starting off a compositor

@shelagh77 (3643)
April 25, 2007 6:35pm CST
We have at last cleared the garden and the compositor is sitting at the bottom of the garden like a big, green dalek minus the probiscus. We have put in the layer of soil and we think we know what to do next, but I thought I would ask if anyone out there knows how best to proceed to get speedy decomposition without too much aroma?
3 responses
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
In regards to your compositor it is best to just use the skin of your used vegetables and fruit and then it should not aroma won't be so smelly. Also to make sure that it does not smell and to make it more speedy add some herbs to your compost.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
29 Apr 07
Thanks Kathy, which herbs would you recommend please? I can't wait to start putting the peelings in the compositor, as I really hate waste!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
29 Apr 07
Hi love, these are some of the herbs you could always try. Dwarf Curry, Dragons Blood, Echinacea. Egyptian Walking Onion, Gopher Purge(Mole Plant). see if you have any of these in England. xx
@shelagh77 (3643)
6 May 07
Thanks for that! I have cut and copied ready for when Other Half gets ready to do it!
@rainbow (6763)
27 Apr 07
you could put your composter in next doors garden, then you wouldn't be able to smell it so much. I think the main clue is not too much of anything, good luck! Every time I start a compost heap it smells and Shrek throws everything away, my dad uses his grass pile, the stuff at the bottom rotts down nicely so I suppose anything else adds something vlauable to your plants.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
29 Apr 07
Heavens, Rainbow, you are a cheeky one! I wish you lived next door to me! Don't worry we could put the compositor in the garden of the Other neighbour lololol. Perhaps you could keep an eye on the tips I am getting, as one lady says if you add herbs it does not smell badly. Also, we had a heap when we were children, obviously I took not a scrap of notice as to how my Father maintained it or I would not have to ask Myloters what to do lol. I do remember though that this was not very smelly at all.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
26 Apr 07
awwwwwwwwww now ya are asking to much trying to get smell out of the way lol dont know but to spread it and close the windows lol
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@shelagh77 (3643)
29 Apr 07
You are impossible Joan, lol. I can't run fast enough to avoid a smell. I am hoping by using a compositor not just a heap, such as was in the garden when I was a child, that I am going to avoid too much smell, we DO want to enjoy the garden lol. I also want to avoid the other thing we had on the heap - slow worms!