Ideas and Tips on Composting Basics

by admin on October 3, 2012

Here is a useful extract from one of our partner sites:

“The recycling of backyard greenery and woody material from shrubbery is more and more popular as people become more environmentally informed and also increasingly discover the value to their soil of returning some of what has come from it as plant growth.

  • A compost pile needs periodic turning and mixing to get an evenly rotted supply of good compost. You can make your life easier by using a tumbling composter. As it turns it mixes.
  • To get a well balanced compost it is necessary to manage the ratio of green and brown input. …”

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Home composting is increasingly popular and in the UK many local authorities have schemes under which householders can buy compost bins at reduced prices. If you don’t already have one it is certainly worth typing “[Your local authority name] compost bins” into a search engine such as Google. I paid just £8 for a 220-litre bin and a second one (if I’d wanted it) would have been half price.

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