Author: barbe

making leaf mould in bags

Leaf Mould – It’s Free!

Once again, autumn is here and the wild winds are whipping up the trees, forcing the leaves to make a break for it! Good news for those of us who find a pile of...

Composting straw

Composting Straw

   – a useful composting ingredient. If you are looking for some variety in the compost ingredients for your bin or pile and if you can lay your hands on some composting straw, you...

Horse manure composting

About Manure – Awesome Stuff

“Manure, the dung and urine of animals, is the most important single ingredient in the compost heap. It is difficult, although not impossible, to make a good compost pile without it.” The Rodale Book...

Bokashi – One Chemicals – Nil

Compost is playing a role in helping El Salvador farmers to turn their backs on the ‘green revolution.’ It is always encouraging to read about other people’s efforts and successes in the composting world,...

compost education

Worm Farming in Schools – Inspiring Students

  Today, we are welcoming a guest blogger, Lisa Stephenson from Auckland, New Zealand. Lisa is a teacher in an Intermediate School (11-13 years) in Takapuna, a community on the North Shore of Auckland,...

Compost equipment

Compost Equipment – Time to Shop?

 When starting out, you really don’t have to spend heaps of money on new compost equipment. If you are an established gardener, you probably  have a ready supply of  tools, some of which will...