Until I came and read this forum, I couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing wrong with the compost pile. It was just not heating up. I know, I know... it doesn't *have* to get hot to work, but I wanted to cook them durn weed seeds.
I started poking around in this forum and finally got it. Cottonseed meal! I had bought several bags of it for an organic fertilizer ... and boy is it organic! P-U!
Annnyway... I added a couple of shovel-fulls to my cold pile and a couple of days later... viola! Hot stuff!! ::does compost happy dance::
The beauty of this place is... nobody here thinks your weird for dancing around a pile of rotting leaves and kitchen scraps.