Composting -- Aeration

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Air is needed for composting bacteria to thoroughly break down plant material. Aeration can be accomplished by regular turnings of the compost pile, preferably weekly. A pitch fork or spading fork can be used to turn a pile.

Plastic perforated pipes can be laid throughout the pile to increase air movement.

If the temperature of a pile drops, the compost needs either moisture or aeration.

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