Keep Love in your Heart, life without it is like a sunless Garden

Keep Love in your Heart, life without it is like a sunless Garden
"Room for one more Plant"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


What is Composting????

Is where you turn most of your organic household and garden waste into a simple heap and enrisch your garden's soil.

There heaps of sites that go into more depth on this than I will here. To create your own compost heap, choose a site which has some shade and well drained.

What to compost???

I use normal garden waste ( lawn clippings, weeds, dry leaves etc) fruit and veggie peelings, tired potting mix from pots, shredded paper and cardboard, seaweed etc. I dont use diseased plants, meat and dairy products etc.

kitchen waste

compost bin

Interesting Fact:

"About 1/2 of what we throw into the garbage bin can be used in your compost bin".

At the present time, I am using  one of those bins that you can buy in any hardware shop that has a removable lid. (you use what you wish). When the compost is ready, I just lift the bin and move to  another part of the garden. The compost that is ready is used in plantings in the garden, in pots when I am re potting them.

Interesting Fact:

"Composting is nature's own recycling system. If you walk around a bush reserve you will see it in action."

A well composted garden wil improve your yeilds and your neighbours will be over to ask how you did it. Take a walk in any regenerated bush area and you will see how composting works naturally. There will be things working and small insects, bugs and worms all doing there bit for the environment they are in. 

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