The Benefits of Composting
There are a number of ways to get involved with composting, from using a standard wooden composter, Wormery, hot composter, and more!
How To Compost
- First of all, you need a container to hold your compost (view our range here).
- Secondly, you need a location. Different types of containers will work better in different environments, but generally you want a consistent temperature as much as possible.
- Some composters are suitable for outdoors, such as larger wormeries and garden composters
- If space is an issue you can also use a container design to be used indoors, such as a Bokashi Bin or similar items.
What To Put In It?
- Generally a mix of brown and green materials is advised
- Green materials includes kitchen waste, grass, and weeds
- Brown materials includes wood, cardboard, and dead leaves
- Lime can change the acidity of the composter if there is an imbalance
- A wormery will need Tiger Worms in order to function
- Depending on your type of composter, you may need to turn the materials inside of it to add air in to the mix
- Some composters are designed with this in mind, and have functions to allow the turning more easily, such as the Maze 245 Litre Compost Tumbler
- Wormeries have different needs to traditional composters, you can find out more about Wormeries here
Using Your Compost
- Once your compost is ready you can use it in a variety of ways
- If you're growing vegetables and herbs, the compost can be placed around the base of these plants to ensure better and healthier growth
- Adding compost to grass will maintain and improve a healthy lawn
- Mix with soil for use with potted plants, adding additional nutrients to the plant
- Flower beds can be improved with the addition of compost, giving the plants an extra boost
If you're looking for even more of a challenge, why not try building your own Wormery? We've got an entire guide to help you along the way, plus you can purchase extra worms, guides, and materials for your Wormery from our website.