Waste Not Want Not: The Best Ingredients for Your Compost Bin Gardening is not just the art of cultivating good plants but also of cultivating good soil. And the answer to good soil lies in compost: a rich source of nourishment made from home waste. 1.6 million households in the UK create their own compost in this way. And whilst it’s popular and an easy means to achieve good soil, there is a skill involved. To create a dark, crumbly, […]
Christmas is almost upon us, and it is a great opportunity to gather together lots of composting materials and get a head start on spring’s supply of compost. We generate huge amounts of waste at this time of year, and most of it can be composted. If you’re using the hot composting method, you can compost most cooked food — even your turkey carcass and leftover Christmas pud. However, you will need to break a carcass up into smaller pieces, […]
Soil is a gardener’s most precious resource and if well looked after it will produce bigger crops and healthier plants that last longer.
Green manures are short-term crops that are specifically grown to be dug back into the soil, adding organic matter and nutrients.