Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:57
Hullo, everyone - I'm back! Very sorry Inaam, I no nuzzing about wormeries. Some other expert will give you an answer, no doubt.
Re my smelly compost, I did literally shove it all into the dalek that day, I see about 2 weeks ago, simply to keep it away from the grandchildren ( then had a shower...) but because very busy have not got round to doing any more until today, when I had to empty my kitchen compost into it (for which I use a pedal bin). The GOOD NEWS IS that when I took the lid off there was no ghastly smell and it all looked fairly compost-like although still big bits in it. What a miracle! So I pulled the dalek off, forked it all over and shoved it back in. Loads of lovely worms.
QUESTION FOR SOTONGEOFF IF YOU'RE STILL THERE - how often and how much 'recycled beer' would you recommend? Or maybe someone else can answer that.
NEXT QUESTION - 2 actually:
1. When my dalek is full, what next? I would want to mulch things, but isn't that done in spring? I'd really rather not have another large compost bin taking up space, but I understand it is best to let one stand and start another, keeping two alternating. 2. I moved from a lime area to an acid area (Yorkshire) 18 months ago and still have some ericaceous compost, about a bagful. Is it OK to add to my compost or soil, or will it make everything too acid? thank you all for your wonderful advice. PudseyAnne