Specially selected micronutrients and naturally occurring bacteria and fungi work together to quickly convert organic wastes to compost. Quick- Start™ Inoculant speeds the process while controlling odors. Smells aren't covered up; they're eliminated! The green matter inoculant can be used with kitchen scraps, fresh weeds and other green material for finished compost in 2-4 weeks. The dry plant matter inoculant can be used with fall leaves, straw and other dry material for finished compost in 8-12 weeks.