"you have to pick them when the head is still in bud, no matter how big it has got. Broccoli are big feeders so need good fertile soil, and do better planted in late summer/ autumn to grow over winter/spring . that way you miss most of the…"
I add the lawn clippings and leaves to my compost bin as Peter does, and I also use them in a thin layer a a mulch around my garden. Its very good there, just make sure you don't let the grass clippings touch the stems of your plants, and…"
In my experience a compost heap needs to be at least a metre in diameter and height to generate and keep in enough heat to break things down well. If you don't have enough compostable material to make your existing heap 1m high then…"
"Don't worry about it. When the heap is full start another alongside it and leave this one to mature; when It has all turned to compost it will be clean and easy to handle and you can pick out the bricks and rubbish then. If the worms and stuff…"
"Thanks Peter, that was very informative.
I chopped some before and mixed with my normal compost pile, they are going well there. But this time its 100% by themselves. I guess in a while I will be able to tell if they are going down or not.
"Hi Nicolas, These are a type of Taro. I am still not sure if it is edible. The last time I had to deal with this plant I cut it up small ( I put it through the shredder. we have a semi industrial one in the family. It made a mush and was really…"
"You can definitely compost them by themselves. The problem is that it will depend on what you mean by a lily. Do they have bulbs? If they do they will be harder to compost.
I know that they are not called lilies but to compost agapanthus, I have put…"
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 existing compost pile, and we pretty much doubled the size of the whole thing (about 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m of lilies). The thing is, this second pile, is only lilies. Leafs and roots all chopped and mixed together.So our question is: will they compost by them selves? or we need to mix them up?CheersSee More
"High Nicolas - yep it's got sooty mould. Very common, especially as it's been so humid lately. There are a few things you can do about it. Most labour intensive is to gently "scrub" (emphasis on gently!) each leaf with a soft…"
" there is a guide of what you should and shouldnt feed your worms
What worms likeMost fruit and vegetable scraps Coffee grounds and teabags Aged horse manure Dirty paper Crushed eggshells Vacuum cleaner dust Hair
What worms don't…"