When composting at home people can either build a compost heap
in an open pit in a shaded part of the garden or invest in a compost bin.
You can also construct a traditional boxed compost heap
with planks and chicken wire, or purchase a dustbin-style bin.
| HOW'S your compost heap
? Turn it over to air it and add some moisture if it is looking too dry.
| It's a good time to start a compost heap
to manage weeds and lawn clippings.
The new capsules reduce the problem as they break down into simple raw materials in a domestic compost heap
in a matter of weeks.
it matter where I place my compost heap
? QDoes Marcus AMATERIAL breaks down more quickly in a warm spot, but try to avoid full sun.
Definitely don't put in anything diseased such as rose leaves with black spot - this is fungi that will flourish in a compost heap
So all the comfrey leaves are going straight on the compost heap
With all the recycling we already do now - plastics in one bin, glass in another, garden matter and food waste also being separated - there has been no better time to start your own compost heap
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- Mark Webster, e-mail CAROL: I'm assuming that the manure is well-rotted, if not, leave it in a heap for a year or layer it with green waste on your compost heap
Many folks have already experienced the transformation of things yucky into not only something pleasant, but a valuable resource: the alchemy of the compost heap
, which starts with manures and rotting vegetation and ends with compost, smelling as sweet as good earth, ready to fertilize the garden.