What size compost bin is best?
The ideal size for a compost bin is 3 feet high, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet deep. One compost bin may not be enough for your needs, so you should know how much debris you generate.
Do you need a base plate for a compost bin?
An earth base allows drainage and access to soil organisms, but if you have to compost on a hard surface, then add a spadeful of soil to the compost bin. Bins retain some warmth and moisture and make better compost more quickly, but even an open heap (not enclosed in a bin) will compost eventually.
Can I put moldy vegetables in the compost?
Answer: You can add moldy food (vegetables and fruits only) to a backyard composting bin anytime. Mold cells are just one of the many different types of microorganisms that take care of decomposition and are fine in a backyard bin.
Can you use a plastic bin for compost?
If you don’t have much space to compost or just want to start on a small scale, consider this project for making a compost bin from two ordinary plastic storage containers. It is an easy project that will give you finished compost in about three months.
Are maggots in compost OK?
Is it OK to Have Maggots in my Compost? Yes, to a degree. You don’t want a massive infestation or they’ll take out too many nutrients, but some will help accelerate your composting and make sure it’s ready for the next season. The reason to get rid of them is if there’s too many or you just find it gross.
Why choose B&Q compost?
It is nutrient rich and has multiple uses around the garden. Think about how much you will need – our range comes in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from small 3L boxes, right up to great value 450kg bulk bags, and we also stock different types, depending on your needs. You’ll be sure to find all the compost you need for your garden at B&Q.
What are compost bins used for?
Composters, or compost bins, as they are also known, are used to store and make compost, until it’s ready to be used in the garden. They are designed to speed up the composting process by their use of aeration and moisture retention, and are a much faster and effective way of composting, than leaving the material in a composting pile.
Can you put kitchen waste in a compost bin?
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What can I do with this compost composter?
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