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All our shredded paper, whatever sort, goes into my compost bins/wormery, but whole magazines etc go into the paper waste wheely bin.
My worm liquid I dilute about 1:10 worm juice :water. Brilliant liquid feed. Any extra, which there always is, I store in ex plastic milk bottles under the wormery. It does freeze at this time of year, but is fine as long as bottle not too full in first place. Once the summer arrives I do end up with more liquid than I need, so add it to one of my slower compost bins as an accelerator. J.
jo4eyes, do you think it is worth while having a wormery as well as compost bins?
Lyn, you are an inspiration to us all
Lyn -this is not compost wars -if it works for you then fine-you don't have to defend your position.
Now turn that frown -upside down
Lyn, unlike you I don't take the paper off tbags, so my veg garden always has a sprinkling of old tbags
sotongueoff, I don't think that lyn was being confrontational about compost, just very helpful
I put cardboard packaging, cat food boxes and the like and most junk mail in although do have a tendancy to just chuck them in fairly large pieces, the same really for any veg. Had some compost for the first time, but will try and spend a little more time adding smaller pieces of stuff in the future.
I have read somewhere that you can put hair in as well, but surely that would take a very long time to break down?
Sounds like you're getting great enjoyment and the results Lyn
Thanks artjak, but we all know Geoffs heaps of muck must be good, after all, he has had more years to practice it!.
I shall not mention heaps any more!
artjak- I have the wormery near to the back door, so that saves trotting down to the bottom of garden with kitchen waste in rotten weather.
Hollie, yes hair goes into my bins, plus some (shake out collection sheet) onto the lawn/patio in early Spring for the birds to collect for their nests. J.
Wasnt going to mention heaps any more, but just wanted to show this link:
Cant get that link to work Lyn, but heaps do get hot. My main bin steams when you get the lid off, now unfrozen, & you can feel the heat coming from it. J.
Blimey, that was one hot bin!
Also on there an article about compost & Legionnaires' disease. Gloves yes, but face mask- when potting on/up?! J.
Years ago I heard a story about a boy who ran over a big compost heap in wellies and the rubber melted onto his leg!! I always keep the daleks moist in summer.
Lyn; I have just torn up my first magazine and put it on the compost, I will wait and see what happens
Sami G, I am an elderly spinster (nearly wrote 'spinach', which proves I'm old))
Lol, your only as old as you feel. Old spinach is a bit tough mind
A friend of mine gave me some worms ( He has 2 wormeries,) I got 2 cheap dustbins . Cut the top off one and stood id on an upturned bucket inside the other. put some holes in the botton of the inside bucket. put 6 inches of compost in the inner bin and food leftovers on the top. put worms in. I started mine in april and they are now going into hibernation mode .I have the most fantastic compost now and i take liquid fertilizer out of a tap i have fixed to outside bin.i have not removed compost but will eventually do so the worms have multiplied. Every so often I put some of the worms into my compost bins