Re: [gardeners] Re: typhoon in the garden

George Shirley (
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 10:23:31 -0500

Ron, you're doing something wrong with your compost heap if its smelly and attracts bugs. Ours never
smells and never has bugs. You have to have the right mix of brown and green stuff to get it heating
and then it composts down very quickly. If it is dry where you are it wouldn't hurt to water it once
a week either. Composting is an art but not a science. <VBG>


Ron Hay wrote:
> Hi, there, Ranchmama,
> For those of us without acreage such as yours, it would be a bug fest
> and a bit smelly, I fear. Our compost bin is about 30 feet from the
> house, just a safe distance, as it is usually surrounded by a swarm of
> bugs of one sort or another.
> Ron, harvesting about 100 nectarines a day and trying to keep up with
> them!