How can I get my compost bin to compost?

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I'm learning how to make compost. I think I have the ratio right but it won't heat up


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  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 26, 2017
    Hello Naderi; You need to have your Compost in full sunlight for the best effects!
    Is your bin open or does it have a lid? Is it in full sun? Please tell me more, so that I can help you!!

    • 26976342 26976342 on Jul 26, 2017
      It is a closed drum, in the full sun and sometimes it dries out. I don't really know how damp to keep it. I use veg and fruit scrapped from the kitchen, trimmings/ weeds from my flowers, coffee grounds and shredded paper for the most part. It hasn't really ever heated up that I can tell although it is dark brown for the most part

  • Woo28386537 Woo28386537 on Jul 26, 2017
    I used more green grass from the mower bag after mowing. And keep it damp. Grass that isn't very chopped up doesn't seem to work well. Chopped materials work best.

  • Penny Cave Penny Cave on Jul 26, 2017
    Stir every single day use plenty of grass clippings they heat up the best.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 26, 2017
    It sounds like you are doing fine. I would just give it more time. Try to move your compost around often. It's important. All the kitchen scraps and paper are good components. Just keep adding your yard waste and moving it around. Keep it in the sun. Good luck.

  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 27, 2017
    Hello Nader; If I were you, I would leave the drum open. Add water, and some plain dirt to it when you add your trimmings, food scraps. I would leave the drum open for several days. Mix daily.
    See if that helps! Take Care!