seasonal tips and advice
Some home composting difficulties crop up at any time of year,
others usually occur at a particular season. Here are articles that
may help you solve your problems:
Baffled by choice -
Which Compost Bin
If you can't find one to suit make your own - see
DIY Compost Bins
How do I
know if my compost is ready to use?
long does it take
to make compost?
do different ingredients rot down?
Is your compost slimy and smelly?
- solve the problem.
compost sawdust, wood shavings and bark
Tea bags can be composted
If you produce too much to compost
Minimise your garden
If you can't yet produce sufficient compost you may have to decide
which commercial compost
How to know when your compost is ready
Are there some plants you should not compost? See
Composting Toxic Plants
Recycle your Christmas
decorations and use them in the garden.
Winter Composting - What to do
when your home compost bin is working too slowly
You can even keep
composting in the snow
What is the temperature
of a compost bin in winter?
Get you compost bin
ready for spring
Warm up your compost
in the spring
Use your compost
home compost bin in the spring.
How to make your own
Why moss takes so long to rot
Making the most of your compost bin in
Composting lawn clippings that have been treated with herbicide
toxic plants you have cutback
Use weeds to make your own
Composting weeds and diseased plants
Dry weather composting
Dealing with the Autumn Clearing -
shredding and more
Composting in autumn
means dealing with heaps of leaves and piles of prunings
Composting toxic plants
Leaves are not a problem
- they make wonderful leafmould
Composting pond weed is a
Using your compost - make
the most of your composting efforts. Watch our
video to discover why home made is best.
Making your own
Make your own
liquid feeds from comfrey and nettles
Use your own
Composting in a Bag -
how to get rid of kitchen waste and revive spent compost
Composting for Wildlife
Make a Dead Hedge
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