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#1 Old 06-12-2008, 10:35 AM
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Okay. Around four weeks ago I took home a bag of discarded shoots and shells and peelings from some of the vegetables my Culinary Class was using to prepare a dish and some soup. I had been wanting to build a compost project outside on the veranda (we live in a three-family house) and I never got around to it. I know what ingredients I want to use but the bag of vegetable debris has been sitting there since the middle of May and it has gotten extremely hot and now the stuff is liquefied and literally smells like dead people.

Can anyone out there help me, I don't really know what I should do. Should I start anew or use the mess in the bag, or both?
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#2 Old 06-12-2008, 11:11 AM
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I use it on your compost or add water to water your outdoor plants with
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#3 Old 06-12-2008, 12:28 PM
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Okay. Around four weeks ago I took home a bag of discarded shoots and shells and peelings from some of the vegetables my Culinary Class was using to prepare a dish and some soup. I had been wanting to build a compost project outside on the veranda (we live in a three-family house) and I never got around to it. I know what ingredients I want to use but the bag of vegetable debris has been sitting there since the middle of May and it has gotten extremely hot and now the stuff is liquefied and literally smells like dead people.

Can anyone out there help me, I don't really know what I should do. Should I start anew or use the mess in the bag, or both?



This link may be of help:

http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/orga...compost_pf.php
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#4 Old 06-12-2008, 02:12 PM
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I've read that if there isn't enough non-food matter like leaves, grass etc, and too much water, it'll smell. try adding some lawn clippings and turning the pile. that should help.



i overwatered mine once and holy toledo did it smell. it dried out soon enough
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