YOUR PILE ISN’T HEATING UP
It’s important to have all of your materials ready before you start building your pile. If you don’t have enough volume, your pile will not heat up. Most people tend to add to the pile as they go, but this approach takes more time to get the right ratio and balance of materials. It’s best to create a big batch all at once, so it can start to heat up. If you have done this and it still isn’t heating up, it’s probably too wet or too dry. If it’s too wet, turn the pile and add some dry brown materials. If it’s too dry, add some nitrogen (grass clippings tend to get it cooking) and water. You can always toss in another scoop of garden soil to introduce more microbes.