Kitchen Garden

SOLAR ASSISTED COMPSTING

After many years of good service, my range of timber compost bins finally gave up and rotted away. Rather than regard this as a setback, I seized the opportunity to construct a replacement set of bins which would allow me to design and build-in several ideas and features that I had been contemplating for some time.

The aim of this article is to outline these features and concepts with a very brief description of how they were achieved, rather than a detailed step by step sequence. Since it is now more than three years since these ‘new’ bins were constructed, I will also report on how they were used and how they have performed.

COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS

In our garden, compostable material comes from two main sources – firstly, from the main part of the garden

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