The Compost bin is used to create Humus, which is integral to growing crops.
To produce Humus, fill the Compost bin with a variety of items. Every two hours the bin produces one Humus (with a chance to also produce a Common Earthworm or Earthworm Python) as long as there is material to be composted and room in the bin for more humus.
While a compost bin can only hold 50 fill points worth of material, the fill bar lists what percent full the bin is. This often confuses new players. (to determine how many fill points are currently in the bin, divide the number under the bar by 2)
Humus purity is determined by the materials used to construct the compost bin and by the purity of worms placed within it. Since wood plugs and nails currently do not have purity this means the purity of the boards used to build the compost bin have 100% effect. Therefore in order to achieve high purity humus you will want to build the bin with high purity boards (all the boards should have the same alchemy profile otherwise the purity will suffer) which you can obtain from growing high purity trees.
- Items that can be placed in the Compost bin are
- any mushroom
- any plant
- Any Berries
- any meat
- any seeds
- Wood Choppings
- any food item
- Common Earthworm
- Turkey Feathers
The compost bin has a 50 fill point capacity. The table below shows what items can be added to the bin and how many fill points they provide.
To add an item to the bin, left click it in your inventory and then right click on the bin. Shift-right-click will allow you to add multiple items to the bin; however, be careful to watch what the next item will be since it cycles through all eligible items.
- Values are multiplied by Purity; thus, a 2.3 purity seaweed will yield 6 points instead of 3.
- The Compost bin keeps track of any decimal point it receives so if you put 1 seed giving you +0.1 but you don't get 1/100 if you give it another 4 seeds it'll give you 1/100.
- Also note that right clicking a stack of seeds on a almost full bin results in the bin taking only what it needs to fill up.