Category: Compost

Mushroom composting

Mushroom compost is a dark, crumbly material. It is the growing medium for commercially cultivated mushrooms, which having been used once is discarded because mushrooms are extremely vulnerable to soil-borne diseases and each crop is grown on fresh, sterilized compost.…

Making leaf mould compost

Autumn leaves take a long time to rot down but are well worth collecting and making into leaf mould. In a dry, shady area make a simple frame from four posts pushed into the ground and with wire- netting stretched…

Worm compost bins

Worm casts are very rich in nutrients in a form that is readily available to plants, so the compost produced in a worm box is closer to a fertilizer than a compost. The worms used are brandlings which are used…

Compost creating tips

Here are some of the proven tips on creating good compost: – Make the size of the container as large as you can: 1 sq m/3 sq ft is the minimum practical size. If your garden is very small, purpose-built…

Composting Garden Waste

Composting garden waste on small scale A compost heap is a good investment for any garden, large or small. It gives you a humusrich soil conditioner for nothing, disposes of vast amounts of kitchen waste and gets rid of lots…