Another Super Composter trial update: bringing the second round of composting to a close, and setting up for a third batch of compost before the end of the year…
In my latest Super Composter update I bring the first round of composting to a close, assess the general results, and set up round two.
Here’s a quick update on the Super Composter trial that I’m participating in for the folks at SoilFixer this year.
This growing season I’m trying out the Super Composter – a new hot composting system from the folks at SoilFixer – and having set up the Super Composter very quickly and easily at the weekend, today I filled both it and the control bin with the first load of compostables.
Over the past few years we’ve salvaged from skips, scrounged, been given, or even bought (just the one, as it happens) a handy selection of plastic compost bins. Here’s the current line-up:
As I mentioned recently, I’m trialling the Super Composter – a new hot composting system from the folks at SoilFixer – and Saturday was setup day down on Plot #59.
I have to admit, I can be a bit of a magpie when it comes to new growing methods, plants and products. Over the past few years I’ve sown or planted and attempted to grow all sorts of new and intriguing food crops (oca, yacon, Chinese artichoke, cucamelons, tomatilloes, goji berries, wonderberries, to name but a few…)
We’ve had a soggy old start to the month, but never mind. The ground could do with a soaking, and there’s drier weather ahead, according to the forecast.
Here’s our general action plan for May, once the weather sorts itself out a bit…
Compost, rich in organic matter, is one of the essential building blocks of good soil. It helps retain moisture and adds nutrients as well as binding mineral particles into a lovely crumb structure. It’s great to add to sandy soils to help them clump together, and clay soils to help them break down. Or any […]