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Somewhere in the ethers of time, the art of composting was mistakenly thought to involve dumping all your grass clippings, food scraps and other garden waste randomly in a pile in the deepest darkest depths of the garden. Practitioners of this dark art usually grew a very healthy rodent population and rarely any compost. Hands up if this sounds like you at some stage of your life. (I’m guilty officer.)
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Hot composting is when you layer together carbon and nitrogen materials (food scraps, grass clippings, manure, straw, leaves, wood chips etc) into a large pile all in one go. Add water as you go and hey presto, your compost should be steaming hot within a few days.
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With some effort and forward planning, your garden can supply a bounty during winter to ward off scurvy during the lean, cold months.
But be prepared for curve balls. A warm autumn, a long inversion, a hard fortnight of -13C nights will all affect how, when and even whether our vegetables grow.