HOME COMPOSTING GUIDES

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 COMPOSTING DOG POO:

An easy home dog poo composting system!

The ever-replenishing daily supply of dog poop landing on your lawn can be enough to drive you crazy. This system is a simple, effective, non-smelling composting solution for nearly any backyard that can cater for small to big to multiple dogs. Get the full details of my dog poo composting system, including how-to make it and operating instructions!

Includes: Top tips | Examples | Instructions

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URBAN CHICKENS

Keeping chickens in your backyard is very rewarding with friendly new pets and, hopefully, the rollout of fresh eggs every day. Chickens are such great composting machines and over the course of 12 months, they can compost all of your food scraps with very little input needed!

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COLD COMPOSTING:

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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WORM FARMS:

Worm farming isn’t highly technical, but worms do require a little care and knowledge to keep them happy (and alive). Worm farms are home to tiger worms (Eisenia fetida) which are adapted to eat decomposing organic materials. 

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HOT COMPOSTING:

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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WINTER VEG

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.

Includes: Best crops | Harvesting

BOKASHI

Kitchen scraps and garden waste make up a huge portion of household waste. Organic waste releases the potent climate change gas methane when it breaks down in landfill.

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