In addition to the right degree of moisture, microbes and other compost life require oxygen to live. The permeable fabric of the Sak allows in plenty of oxygen. To speed up the process the compost can be turned every few days bringing in even more oxygen. Stir the compost with a stick or a small pitchfork.
Some customers add worms to The Sak. The worms should thrive and actually help the compost process. And if you like to fish, you will have a ready supply of bait!
A few quick tips for successful composting –
Small materials decompose faster than larger ones.
Cut larger limbs and twigs into smaller ones.
Shred newspaper and cardboard.
Break up stale bread and rolls into smaller pieces.
Don’ t layer - a well tossed mix reacts faster.
Mixing or turning the isn’t necessary. However, to speed the process turn or
Adding some soil and/or commercially available compost activators adds
important microbes speeding up the process.
After a short time, when you mix the compost you may notice a heat or smoke rising. This is the chemical process of composting. The smell should be of rich, fresh soil. If the smell is of sour ammonia or if the mix is soggy, add more Brown. If the smell is of dried hay, add more Green. If the mix is too dry, add a little water, but do not over-water.
If the starts to lean as more compostables are added, just redistribute the material more uniformly inside the