OK, so I finally bought a composter. I’ve been saving up stuff in plastic containers all winter, and I dumped them all in. Now, my question: if I’m continually putting more veggie matter into the composter, then when does it turn to usable compost? For example: the stuff that I put in today, let’s say, becomes compost in two months (I’m making this up.) OK, so on June 11, I go to haul it out and spread it on my garden. But, included in the mess is stuff that I put in on June 10, which is still green leaves and strawberry tops that hasn’t yet decomposed.
Get my issue? How does it ever get to “crumbly, dark-brown earthy-smelling humus material with a soil like texture” [reading from the instructions] if new material was just added last week?