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Welcome to the composting section, remember even a small effort by everyone can make a big difference.

Did you know that there are around 1 thousand million microscopic organisms in every teaspoon of compost?

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COMPOSTING - Keeping it going
  • Compost activators or accelerators can be added to the compost to hasten the natural break-down process. They usually contain a natural nitrogen or bacterial enzyme and can be bought at most garden centres.
  • Sprinkling on lime and untreated wood ash can help balance pH & reduce smells.
  • The heap should be as moist as a wrung out sponge. Add water if needed.
  • Avoid excessive moisture by keeping the heap covered.
  • To work properly, your compost heap needs to reach temperatures between 30 and 60°C. From time to time, check that it is heating up in the centre; it should feel warm.
  • Compost needs air – turn and mix it up to aerate and speed up decomposition.