A couple of weeks ago, we built a compost bin in our backyard. It's already saving us lots of space in the garbage (and yes, attracting a few critters—until my fiance souped it up this weekend), but we know that come early spring, we'll want to have some compost ready. So friends of ours gave us a compost kit and, well, it looks very promising.
The secret ingredient we'll soon be adding to our compost pile? Microbes. According to our kit, they will encourage better breakdown, help prohibit bad smells, and even help us get to the usable compost a little bit faster.