composting in summerAutumn is when our compost bins are overflowing - more help in Seasonal Tips and find out how long your garden waste will take to rot down in our Topical Composting

5 cases of Legionalla in Scotland have been linked to use of commercial growing media (compost). No cases have ever been linked to home made compost. Read our advice on Composting Safely

ASK Organic will be in Peebles on the 21st September in Peebles Community Centre from 10.30 for Pebbles CAN's Family Fun Day on Food Waste.
The Home Composting and Wormery pages are funded by

Scottish Borders Council Reduce Reuse Recycle.

Organic Gardening

red cabbageASK Organic, Scotland's leading experts on organic gardening, can help you  grow your own fruit & veg organically and run your whole garden sustainably. ASK partner, Dave Allan, is The Herald magazine's gardening columnist - you can read his articles here.
Dave explains how to grow your own food organically, however large or small your garden, how to choose and grow flowers, trees and shrubs and how to run a sustainable garden that is home to a range of wildlife.
You can ask Dave for advice here.


comfreyWe can solve all your questions about home composting. Since 1995, ASK Organic have been advising thousands of householders on how to make good compost from their garden rubbish. ASK Organic is in partnership with Scottish Borders Council to advise householders about home composting. We have also run several community home composting schemes for environmental charities.
How to Empty your compost bin? See our step by step guide.

The Home Composting pages are supported by
Scottish Borders Council Reduce Reuse Recycle.


veg on tableASK Organic Home Cooking provides seasonal recipes and ideas for making the most of your produce. Whether you have grown it yourself, subscribed to a box scheme or bought local, these recipes will help you serve up delicious and interesting meals.
Fresh seasonal food tastes best, is packed with more nutrients and reduces those food miles.

Eat some weeds -
delicious, free and nutritious. More weedy recipes amongst the Herbs