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Help with carbon options please

Help please! We have a compost tumbler that we have recently purchased to share with our landlords.  We are each adding food scraps (4 adul…

Started by Miriam Tong

10 Oct 10, 2014
Reply by Mark

Hot composting

What makes this work? How do you get the temperature up? How hot is too hot? Should you turn the pile or not? Which 3 ingredients are your…

Started by Flo

6 Oct 5, 2014
Reply by Mark


Has anyone got any experience with composting trees - hugelkulture? I grew a Blackboy peach tree from a stone: it produces beautiful peache…

Started by Margaret Hadley

2 Jan 1, 2014
Reply by Suburban Micro Food Forest

lawn and garden clippings

Hi, how do you compost your green clippings (lawn, leafs, etc)?

Started by Nicolas Santini

5 Apr 15, 2012
Reply by Ingrid Ennis

compost pile with some rubbish

Hi, the previous owners of the house had this compost pile in a corner of the property. Is like a fenced space of 1,5m x 2,5m and about a m…

Started by Nicolas Santini

2 Apr 15, 2012
Reply by Ingrid Ennis

Composting lilies

Hi all, We just chop down a big amount of lilies that were growing under our deck and invading the pathway. We put them next to our existi…

Started by Nicolas Santini

4 Mar 27, 2012
Reply by Nicolas Santini

Compostable Nappies?

Does anyone have any advice or experience on composting biodegradable nappies?  I realise that there is a safety aspect and I wouldn't use…

Started by Jeannie Miller

0 Mar 18, 2012

What does comfrey tea do in the garden.

I had lots of comfrey so I make and use comfrey tea. What does it do? Is it a fertiliser? Or is it doing some other function for my veges?…

Started by Lisa Cliffe

2 Dec 6, 2011
Reply by Gary Brown

Worm farms

How does worm farming compare to other types of composting, (that is, if you can call a worm farm a composting system). Why would you use t…

Started by Flo

10 Oct 23, 2011
Reply by Katherine

Toxicity of Inks in Auckland newspapers?

We've started composting our house and garden waste. I've been reluctant to put newspapers in as I have no idea what chemicals are used in…

Started by Steve Withers

1 Aug 31, 2011
Reply by Gary Brown



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