Every living organism including microorganisms need water for their lives. Even for many living things water is 70% of its content.
So how about composting, you might guess that composting process require lots of water to speed up the process. But you’re wrong, just enough water would do the process, more water could ruin it. The bacteria and other microbes live in the film of water that covers compost particles, and most soil animals especially worms, the most important ones are very intolerant of drying out.
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