Does your compost smell?

Yes, our compost, like any good quality compost should have the sweet musky smell of freshly turned garden soil. Composts that are not finished with the composting process will have a foul smell like any decomposing organic matter or manure.  These foul smelling materials are to be avoided. Smell is an indication of quality.  Pleasant smells are good, foul smells are a sign of an unbalanced and mismanaged compost recipe.