I'm a compostaholic and I have been dirty for too many years. The best bit about the mulch spreading is the rich look on the soil without the digging. At the moment it is just too damn cold to go out there and I know the bulbs will be too high by the time I do!! Also my soil is always so hungry it all totally disappears by the spring.
And where do all the worms come from? Our bins were started on totally virgin soil that seems to be the most un worm friendly there is out there but, behold, within a few months of there being compost there are thousands of worms!! Bless 'em!
We now have a worm factory too. It's not so much the compost I'm looking forward too, it's the liquor for feeding. I can almost hear the plants drooling at the thought already.
I've started using used TEA BAGS as a compost additive........collect them up....dry them...remove the paper wrappings & into the compost bins. Masses of them in our house!
It seems so obvious really.......can anyone out there spot potential problems with this?
I have read on a recycling site that you cannot put bread into a compost bin.
does anyone know why this is ??
That is Rubbish. The only possible reason you would not put bread in a compost bin is because it might attract vermin.
As a general rule, if it has ever lived then it can be composted. (certain items can cause problems)
To be fair Edd, it's not good practice to put bread or any cooked food into a 'normal' garden compost bin - it's almost guaranteed to attract rats!
Putting it into one of your Hot Composters would be fine of course
Perhaps rather than 'cannot' the instructions should say 'should not'
I don't have any hot composters Dove, only the worm bins. That is why I am having to germinate/solorize the finished compost as it is full of weed seed. I have 8 tons of the stuff dotted about all over the place in sealed clear plastic bags. I can't think of any other way of doing it on a large scale at the moment. Some sun wouldn't go a miss to help in this matter.
OK, somehow I'd got it into my head that you had one of those hot bins too!
I've got tomato seedlings coming up in my dahlia pots this year 'cos I mixed some homemade compost with the MPC