Category: garden composting

iris reticulata

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...

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...

leaf mould

It’s Leaf Mould Season!

Fiery scarlet and orange berries are beginning to be visible through the leaves on the bushes lining the roads.  The leaves on the chestnut trees are beginning to turn brown and there is a...

trench composting

Try Trench Composting for Fabulous Vegetables

Trench Composting – soil incorporation – an overview Trench composting (sometimes called pit composting)  is just what it says.  You dig a trench, or a pit, add a layer of your raw materials, cover them...

Sheet a.k.a. Lasagna Composting

Sheet composting is trouble-free and useful if you have plenty of space available. Sheet composting is an alternative to building a pile, if you do not like the idea of having an untidy heap...