Posted: 26/06/2013 at 11:57
looking for some advise please on the best compost bin / method for me!
There's only 2 of us in the house both out at work all day, so limited coming from the kitchen. The garden is a decent size for a 3 bed detached but again not huge, we have limited space so I'm not looking for something huge.
I've looked at the tumblers and like the idea of them but the reviews are a bit mixed, am I better just having a couple of small bays so I can heap up on one while the other is cooking?
We've got a plastic bin at the moment which looks like a dalek! This came with the house and I think it was from the council. But I've yet to work out how to turn the stuff inside without chucking it all over the path!
The other option I've got is to dig a big hole and bury an incinerating bin (the metal sort with all the holes in the side) with just the lid poking out so I can fill up through the funnel, the worms can get in through the holes I can keep the lid in place, and I can bury it so I don't have to think about hiding it... again I might need 2 of these on the go!
I should also add I have a phobia of our little furry friends! Mice I can just about deal with if I only spot them running out of the garden ( only happened once in the last 18 months!) but rats I'm breaking out into a cold sweat just thinking about it. I know it's irrational and nothing you can say will change the phobia, I've been working on it for 35 years now!
I know I need to avoid cooked foods and other bits to avoid attracting them but it's just there in the back of my mind!
So my request I suppose is please could you let me have your views on the best bins that work for you, and also do you find it easier to have a cooking heap and a heap to add to?
I've had a go before at a previous house but it wasn't the most successful!
Thanks for your help in advance