Cooking the Compost

Too acidic – this compost needs help!

Every veggie garden needs a compost. My compost is  overrun with vinegar fly and so many maggots. I feel like giving up as it is so yuck!

Too many vinegar flies show that the compost is too acidic. More ‘browns’ – dried leaves, cardboard, wood shavings –  will balance the ‘greens’ – kitchen scraps. The remedy is worth a try.

Organic scraps account for about 60% of household waste and, when composted appropriately, provide ongoing, recycled and free nutrients for the veggie garden. Compost is a large part of what makes a garden sustainable. I can do this!