Compost – adding life back into the garden

Its now time to start preparing garden beds and planting out seeds ready for the summer fruit and vegetables.  A great way to prepare the garden beds and get them ready for planting out the seedlings is to mix in plenty of rich organic compost into the soil.  The organic mix helps to replenish the nutrients that were used up by the previous seasons crops.  One option is to buy compost and fertiliser from your nursery, but a cheaper and more sustainable way of doing this is to compost your own green and brown waste.  I talk about various methods of composting in “garden life“.  My preferred method is the hot composting combined with bokashi composting as this allows me to produce about 400kg of compost in under 3 months – even over the winter months.

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