Rescuing the compost bin
My compost bin has cooled right down in the last couple of weeks and seems to have stopped composting. It's surprisingly dry, the worms have left and the ants have just moved in. I'm trying to work out how to fix it.
With hindsight the reasons are obvious:
- I've added iron sulphate treated moss, which is acidic and known to reduce worm activity
- I've drenched the compost bin after finding a rat
- I've added shredded paper after the bin was too green, but perhaps too much
What would you do? I'm thinking of adding the charcoal ashes from my first barbecue to try to neutralise the pH; maybe peeing in it as an activator; and adding further waste in the hope it dilutes out the bad effects.
Or I could send the compost to the green waste and the tip and start again?