What will make compost break down faster?

Get the rich organic nutrients of compost onto your garden faster by helping your compost pile decompose more quickly. A compost pile's bacteria and other microorganisms generate heat when they digest organic material – kitchen scraps, yard litter – and turn it into nutritious, dark, crumbly compost.

Keeping this in view, how do you speed up composting?

If you want to get compost in a hurry, there are a few things you can do to speed the process along.
  1. Size it right. Compost piles that are about 1 cubic yard (3 ft square by 3 ft high) get hotter quicker.
  2. Turn it over. Microbes need oxygen to do their work.
  3. Keep the combo right.
  4. Keep it moist.
  5. Shred it.

What is a compost accelerator?

Compost is a nitrogen- and carbon-rich soil amendment made from decomposing leaves, plant debris, coffee grounds, eggshells and soil. A new compost pile can benefit from an accelerator or tonic that helps to speed decomposition.

What is a good compost activator?

Take heart, you can enhance the ability of your compost pile to "heat-up" (thus decompose sooner) by adding what is called an activator. What is An Activator? Technically, an activator (other than the natural activating GREENs inside your bin) is high in nitrogen.

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