If you live in a tropical area, you know that gardeners in the tropics deal with extreme levels of heat and humidity, not to mention lots and lots of bugs. Gardeners looking to make compost in the tropics thus have lots of challenges when it comes to making high quality compost.
Therefore, I did some research to try and find sources of information on composting in the tropics to help make the process a little easier. I found a pretty well-written site on composting in hot moist areas from Peace Corps volunteers at Michigan Tech University. The website has a number of links to other websites dealing with composting in the tropics, plus email addresses of people you can write for advice and more information. Having never made compost in the tropics myself, I canâ€™t vouch for these techniques. However, I would think that if resources allow, a tumbling compost bin would be an excellent option to keep pests out and maintain a good amount of oxygen in the mix. Please leave a comment if you have any other ideas or experiences making compost in tropical areas