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There are a large range of compost bins available on the market today. Once you have chosen one that suits your requirements, you need to follow some basic rules.
Use an organic compost activator to speed up composting. Garotta is available in both liquid & granular form.
Use a dusting of lime every 12 inches of compost to keep the compost sweet & speed rotting.
Try to include other items with your grass cutting to ensure good aeration.
Choose a sunny site for quicker composting.
Dont use weeds with pernicious shoots or roots, scraps of meat, brassicas with Clubroot, top growth of main crop potatoes, coffee grounds, diseased material, woody prunings, weed seeds.
Compost leaves separately. They need air, light & at least a year of patience.
Pressure treated timber. 10 year guarantee against rot. Flat packed with colour label. Log diameter: 7.5cm. Made from premium FSC timber. Box size: 1 x 0.5 x 0.13 m. Weight: 28.8 kg. Available to purchase here.
The Thermo-King is a premium composter made
from Thermolen®, a thermally-insulating material.
Symmetrical double ended design gives easy tumble action and takes the strain out of composting. Vented lids at each end maintain aeration and make it easy to empty. No loss of nutrients. Vermin cannot get in.Available to purchase here.
Recycles kitchen scraps. Consists of two boxes, the top one where worms eat and breed, and the bottom box into which liquids drain. Neat, compact and portable. Produces worm castings that make a good soil conditioner and fertiliser. Worms not included.Available to purchase here.