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Post  rsearles 5/6/2012, 11:02 am

I have a tumbler bin and have been putting kitchen scraps in it. It seemed to be working all right for awhile, but this morning I went to open the bin and found it had turned to a bunch of really stinky sludge. I hadn't been putting much "brown" compost in, I wonder if that might be part of the problem.

My main question is: Can this be salvaged (maybe by adding a bunch of "good stuff"), or do I need to get rid of the sludge and start from scratch?
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 5/6/2012, 11:11 am

All you have to do is add more "brown" material. You'll be just fine What a Face
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Post  camprn 5/6/2012, 11:15 am

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:All you have to do is add more "brown" material. You'll be just fine What a Face
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Post  mrwes40 5/6/2012, 2:53 pm

camprn wrote:
Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:All you have to do is add more "brown" material. You'll be just fine What a Face
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+2 -- too much green stuff (nitrogen). You need to add some 'brown' stuff. Most shoot for a 25% green stuff, 75% brown.

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Post  Kelejan 5/6/2012, 10:54 pm

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