The Benefits of Composting
There are a number of ways to get involved with composting, from using a standard wooden composter, Wormery, hot composter, and more!
How To Compost
- First of all, you need a container to hold your compost (view our range here).
- Secondly, you need a location. Different types of containers will work better in different environments, but generally you want a consistent temperature as much as possible.
- Some composters are suitable for outdoors, such as larger wormeries and garden composters
- If space is an issue you can also use a container design to be used indoors, such as a Bokashi Bin or similar items.
What To Put In It?
- Generally a mix of brown and green materials is advised
- Green materials includes kitchen waste, grass, and weeds
- Brown materials includes wood, cardboard, and dead leaves
- Lime can change the acidity of the composter if there is an imbalance
- A wormery will need Tiger Worms in order to function
- Depending on your type of composter, you may need to turn the materials inside of it to add air in to the mix
- Some composters are designed with this in mind, and have functions to allow the turning more easily, such as the Maze 245 Litre Compost Tumbler
- Wormeries have different needs to traditional composters, you can find out more about Wormeries here
Using Your Compost
- Once your compost is ready you can use it in a variety of ways
- If you're growing vegetables and herbs, the compost can be placed around the base of these plants to ensure better and healthier growth
- Adding compost to grass will maintain and improve a healthy lawn
- Mix with soil for use with potted plants, adding additional nutrients to the plant
- Flower beds can be improved with the addition of compost, giving the plants an extra boost