Author: barbe

Kitchen Compost With Worms?

    Kitchen Compost: Setting Up a Worm Composting System Inside Composting is generally regarded as the use of large specialised bins to generate compost for large farms,  an option unavailable to the small apartment dweller. However, options that...

Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle – Kent

    Today was the day. Off to Scotney Castle at Lamberhurst in Kent, to view the rhododendrons and azaleas for which the gardens are justly famous and to find out how they manage...

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Let These Kitchen Composting Tips Help You

Particularly if you live where winter snow and ice prevail along with excessive wind and rain, or where it is 95^ in the shade in summer, with not a drop of water in sight,...

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Raised Garden Beds

 My raised garden beds,  my 2015 project,  are, once again, at the top of my mind. This morning I went out into the garden and felt Spring was actually here. Warm, still and sunny...

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies With Diatomaceous Earth

My friend John is a serious Worm Inn fan. Back in the fall, he upgraded from the standard model to the Worm Inn Mega. Bigger system, more worms, more processing power…but also more trouble if something “goes wrong”! In John’s case, this came in the form of a fruit fly

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Tools For Sale

Yes, we have tools for sale at last.   CLICK THROUGH TO OUR NEW STORE HERE I was a retailer for years, firstly as a small independent and, before my retirement, as Retail Manager...

Thyme Gardens at Sissinghurst

Our New Plans – All Good

I have been distracted lately by Christmas, New Year (away on holiday in Marrakech), my birthday (a big one) and courses on Internet Marketing. So please excuse my neglect of clevercomposting. Behind the scenes...

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Composting In Winter Months

If you are wondering what to do with your compost in winter, look no further. If you want to, you will be able to continue your composting right through the season.  (If this is...

Worms and Winter Once Again

Well, the worms are fine, but winter is definitely ‘icumin’ in, and once again the garden looks like a total shambles. I am not the world’s best gardener, although I love the whole idea...

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Batch Composting

Batch Composting A brief overview. Is the Continuous method of composting too slow for you?  If so, here’s how to speed up your results. If you are lucky enough to have access to a...