I don't have a composter or a compost bin (trying to work towards that).
I just throw all my organic waste with dried leaves and some greens into a pile in backyard and try to turn it every so often.
What I notice is that my compost is not *warm*.
What makes compost warm? Should the pile of waste be closer/tighter? Is it too scattered? Is something missing in the bin (greens or dried leaves or organic waste)...I am not using any particular combination....should I?
Is this this tricky? :-(