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Post by freebird on 25th June 2012, 10:12 pm

Ooh, Dandelion, you sound very well organised. I have pretty much the same issues as Chilli-head. I have three wooden compost bins, each about 1 cubic metre. I tend to keep going until one is full, then start on a new one. It takes quite a time to fill one, so by the time a second is nearly full, the first is fairly well composted at the bottom at least. So I take off the uncomposted/semi-composted material from the top and add it to the newer heap.

I haven't attempted to use any of my compost for seedlings - it just tends to get added to the plots or used in potato planters. It is usually too variable to do much else with. I do tend to take the view however, that it is going to rot down eventually (unless I inadvertantly add couch grass to it, which I swear never, ever dies).


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Post by Chilli-head on 27th June 2012, 9:50 am

Thanks for that Dandelion - it confirms what I thought about hot composting. I have two heaps side by side, one half full of halfmade compost, so I'll start the new heap and plan to accumulate the nearly finished stuff in the other.
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Post by Hairyloon on 30th October 2012, 11:01 pm

I have read that glycerol is quite a good compost activator, but I am not entirely convinced.
We have literally gallons of impure glycerol, so it would be good to know if this is something good to do with it...

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