Trying out Hot Composting

nicolej

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first of all i apologize if this is in the wrong forum thread/section, but I decided to try a hot compost pile this month, my first trial and it has gone anerobic and by going through videos and articles online ive tried methods to fix it but wondered if anyone else has tried doing hot composting and had any tips. i think my pile may also be abit small but im not sure as people do hot container composting as well.
 

DivingTemptress

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Hi Nicole,
Hard to know how to advise without knowing what you have already done. It is always safe to keep turning the pile to increase air flow thru the pile and it should be at least 3ft x 3ft x 3ft to have enough mass to heat up. You may have added too much moisture, so let it dry out for awhile.
You can always add more leaves, shredded white paper, paper bags, etc. to get it back in balance.

Good luck and Happy Gardening !
P J, the Dirt Diva