Compost bins

Can I put moldy bread in compost?

A question that comes up from time to time is: can I put moldy bread in compost? The answer to this is yes you can. The mold will not adversely affect anything in a compost bin or tumbler. Adding anything that’s moldy to waste that’s destined to become compost will help with the process. The
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Tumbler composter vs bin

This is a question that’s going to come up for anyone thinking of starting to make compost. Here, we will look at some of the pros and cons of a compost tumbler versus a static bin. We will also consider the advantages of having both and working them together. You have to decide on a
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Hot composting in winter

Most of us know that making compost in warm weather is easy. The bugs that turn waste into compost are much more effective in warm temperature. But what about hot composting in winter, is it possible to convert green waste into compost in cold weather? You can make compost in the winter months but the
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Composting tea bags

Can You Compost Tea Bags? Yes, you can make compost from tea bags which is good news because there are billions of cups of tea made and drunk around the world every year. It’s a very British thing to do. Traditionally it’s been an afternoon social event often accompanied with an assortment of highly desirable cakes.
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Grow potatoes in a bin

This is one of the easiest things that you can do in the garden. Especially if you don’t have much space and you feel like having a go at growing something that will produce something tasty to eat. It works like this. You need a container, preferably plastic, that measures approximately 2 feet high and
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What is brown material in compost?

Whenever you get into a conversation with anyone about making compost you will inevitably be presented with the term ’browns’. This will be referred to in conjunction with the term ‘greens’ with equal enthusiasm. You will also hear about getting the nitrate (from nitrogen) and carbon balance right. So, what are they talking about? When
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Compost flies

Should you be bothered about flies around your compost bin? Well, don’t panic they aren’t life threatening but yes they are a nuisance. If you want to do something that provides an instant result without using fly-spray chemicals, try hydrated lime. This is a natural approach and the lime will actually help with the overall
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Bokashi soil factory

A Bokashi soil factory is a very simple arrangement and easy to do. The Bokashi treated waste is placed as a layer in a conventional compost bin on top of a layer of good quality soil. The Bokashi treated waste is often referred to as ‘pre-compost waste’. Another layer of soil is put on top
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