There is a disagreement going on locally which I hope those of you experienced at making compost could comment on.
Someone has created a 'compost heap' by upending some pallets to create an enclose with the front open completely.
Into this they have deposited all their grass cuttings and weeds to create a contained pile of 1cubis mtr of these 'ingredients', and then left them to 'compost. They have added nothing else but grass cuttings and weeds, with the odd few stalks from pruning or dead heading, and have not touched the content other than to add to it.
Since they started this in the spring, all that has appeared to happen is that there is a rotting grass smell when the wind is in the right direction.
When someone commented on their efforts they simply said tha 'composting takes time and it'll all be good garden food next spring.
Are their comments correct, or are they just going to end up with a pile mulched rotted grass etc which will be unsuitable to add to the borders.