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Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 20:24
I use use pallets in the same way, except I place a pallet on the ground to allow air to get in from the bottom. You cant have too much air for good compost!
I dont use the stakes in the ground I just connect the corners up with wire. I have at least two bins side by side. When one is full I start on the other. In this way I make about a ton a year.
Compost made well should always smell pleasant.
Good Luck

Butternut Squash

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 15:15


Dose anyone have any tips to stop Butternut Squash from going rotten at the flower end , still on the vine?

Talkback: Building a leaf heap

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 14:51
I use a one ton builders sand delivery bag!! It works very well. I have done this for the last two years.

Problem with Butternut squash leaves

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 14:48

Hi  I have been growing butternut squash for a few seasons. I would sow twice as many plants as you think you need!  They are sensative to cold and overwatering when they are young. When you plant them out give them some cover. A plastic bottle with the bottom cut off is good. 

Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 15:02

 I have used pallets for many many years to make compost bins. I place them on a level site and use plastic ties on each corner to hold four in a square. I have three bins together, one is always full, one getting full and the other standing  by. When I need to empty the full one I cut the ties on the front pallet, remove it and take out the compost. I make sure it is very dry when I take it out so that I can sieve it. It must be kept damp when it is rotting down. I make sure I chop any hard material so that it rots easier. It rots down quicker if you turn it, but I never do!  I just leave it for a year. I empty it out in the spring and spread it onto the ground where I need it.    

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