How to make compost


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Ever wondered what the ingredients of great compost are? Chris Beardshaw shows you what to put on your heap and what to leave off, to create black gold for your garden.
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heathers71 24/11/2011 at 15:28

can I put crab apples in the compost?

PamelaJ 24/11/2011 at 15:28

On one area of our garden we have had a film covering the earth and then bark on top of it, this has been down for about 5 years so the earth has been unfed and is what you might call very solid as people have walked also over the area - what is the best way to deal with this earth so that I can look forward to growing vegetables there soon? I cannot afford a great expense.

oldchippy 18/12/2011 at 20:24

You can put crab apples in your compost but it would be better to let the birds eat them.

pamelaj the best thing to do to your garden is to dig the bits you are going to use so its not all hard work.And remove any weed roots.

oldchippy 18/12/2011 at 20:27

You can put crab apples in your compost but it would be better to let the birds eat them.

pamelaj the best thing to do to your garden is to dig the bits you are going to use so its not all hard work.And remove any weed roots.And grow spuds and cabbage they will brake down the soil for you.

Digger45 03/07/2013 at 10:23

great vid i just bought a large compost bin from the local tip for £3 the top lid opens and theres a small black opener at the bottom,sadly i'm disabled and can't leap about like the video is there any advice for these bins please.

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