Any idea how to stop this from happening and allowing the wood to season properly? Looks like it will keep the bugs out, but I don't want it to rot.
Hot & humid today with sun. I'm leaving the container open to dry out.
Any thoughts and suggestions?
I would stack it outside or at least leave the lid off.
That's a good technique. What I did was build a shed out of 2x4 that's open on all sides with a corrugated tin roof. It's in a portion of the property that gets sun all day. Then I closed off the back and two sides with heavy mil clear plastic and the front has 3 sheets that overlap. All the sheets stop 3" from the bottom and 3" from the top on the sides. I stack all my wood inside the shed using a cross stack (NS-EW) method. It gets really hot in that shed. I'm talking like 130-150 degrees in there. It's like a wimpy kiln. Cool air near the ground gets sucked in and heats up, passes over the wood and exits out the upper vents. I can season wood in 5-6 months in that thing. You can make the whole thing for around $50 if you buy everything. Next to nothing if you know how to scrounge.