I was a brand new gardener this summer, trying to grow vegetables outdoors and in a greenhouse. My son (who has now moved out) started a compost bin the previous year and I have just been throwing veggie peelings, crusts of bread and weeds that I have pulled, into the bin. I hope that none of those were things I should have excluded. The bin is now very smelly and I'm probably not doing the right thing. I've neglected the garden for a few weeks as I havn't been very well and many weeds have grown and leaves have fallen. I was tempted to pull the weeds and gather the leaves, put them to one side in a plastic sack and dig the contents of the compost bin into the weeded garden (starting a new batch with the weeds and leaves. I have an uncomfortable feeling that this might not be the right thing to do so would someone please give me guidance here. I'd be very grateful.