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What can you compost?

If you’re just starting to get into composting, chances are you’re wondering what you can compost.  Here’s a quick answer – if it’s been recently alive, you can probably compost it.  In fact, we’re surrounded by materials. You’ll find materials in your garden, home or office. If you run out of materials there, a trip …

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What is compost? It’s more controversial than you might think…

Simple questions such as what is compost/composting should be easy to answer.  Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an accepted definition of either term. Indeed, explanations vary from book to book and from article to article.  That makes life difficult for the serious composter. After all, our species’ very ability to communicate depends on having …

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Compost History: The Fascinating Story of an Ancient Science

Think the history of compost is boring? Think again. In this article you’ll find bones stolen from graveyards and battlefields to fertilise Yorkshire fields. You’ll find Egyptians facing death for stealing earthworms and ancient people using blood to fertilise their gardens. You’ll also find some sound principles and solutions that could well help us in …

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HotBin Mk2 Composter Review

I first heard of the HotBin several years ago, when I was discussing gardening with the owner of the local convenience store. Chris is a keen gardener, and in-season grows nearly all the veg he sells his village shop. It was spring, and the conversation soon turned to getting the garden ready. Chris told me …

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