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What’s wrong with compost?

Q Determined to make lots of compost for my new allotment, I installed a bin in our small garden for kitchen veg waste. Instead of fibrous compost, though, it was a black sludge full of fruit flies. How can I do better?

Andrea Neilson, Buxton, Derbyshire

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