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Get decomposing

Get decomposing
  • While it's still warm think about making or buying a compost bin

While it's still warm think about making or buying a compost bin, somewhere to throw all those vegetable scraps, egg shells, tea bags and coffee grounds from the kitchen and an invaluable source of lovely friable compost in ten months to a year's time. I don't have much space for a compost bin so I collect the kitchen scraps in a small plastic 'dustbin' that sits in the kitchen next to the pedal bin, the plastic recycling bin and the glass box...

Once my compost bin is full it gets tipped into a long deep trench dug in the vegetable garden. An occasional watering and once it is two thirds full , the soil is back filled and levelled and left for six months.

Another trench is dug and so on. This method seems to work much quicker than a compost bin and rarely does the odd egg shell or melon rind that hasn't decomposed turn up when digging in the spring.