During the winter soils often become wet and unsuitable for ease of digging, especially for the trenching and burial of your fermented food waste. Many areas of New Zealand are clay based and are prone to poor drainage and therefore impede aeration which prevents decomposition of added organic matter.
To overcome this a simple and effective method of continuing the disposal of fermented food waste is to mix this either dry soil or a bark based media into a Composta or compost pile. Dry materials should be added at a ratio of 1 part foodwaste to 2-3 parts carbon based media. This can be layered into the Composta or compost pile and covered with a plastic cover to keep rainfall out so as to maintain correct moisture levels.