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Is my compost bin meant to have condensation on the inside?

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Fluffycloudland77 Tue 01-Apr-14 15:13:50

It's layered brown-green inside and in the sun for a few hours a day.

I only filled it on Saturday, should I go and mix it now?

mousmous Wed 02-Apr-14 11:58:59

yes totally normal.
just leave it.

Ferguson Wed 02-Apr-14 20:09:08

I don't think to mix it too soon. If you are really lucky, and you put plenty of material in at one go, you MIGHT find it is getting warm underneath. Which means bacteria is working, and starting to make real compost (rather than smelly sludge, which can happen)

Is it standing on bare soil, or does the bin have a bottom? Best on soil; also you might get earthworms and slowworms (the tiny baby ones are lovely, and super to show to children.)

MumOfTheMoos Thu 03-Apr-14 08:02:13

Well, if the compost inside is warmer than the outside of the the bin then that's a good sign!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 04-Apr-14 17:59:52

It's on a base plate, I can't have it on bare soil unless we put it in the front garden.

It's sooo tempting to go and have a stir, when do you stir them? confused

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