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Sarah Browning: Common composting questions

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2024

Water should be added to the pile during construction and each time it is turned. Ideally the pile is moist but not soggy, releasing one or two drops of water when a handful of compost materials are squeezed. When we don't get much rain, add water to existing compost piles to keep the microorganisms happily working away. Wood ash is approximately 25% calcium carbonate, a common liming product, which is highly soluble in water. This means adding large amounts of wood ash can quickly raise the pH balance of your...

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