How worms help with composting


Allotment Diary, Composting

It’s amazing how worms help with composting. I found this video on an allotment forum on Facebook and I thought it was absolutely fascinating. After watching the video above, it spurred me on to find out how much of a role worms play when it comes to composting and generally breaking up the soil. The […]

September 26, 2017

Sifting soil


Composting

I’ve had a couple of piles of compost rotting over the last three or four years now and it was high time I did something to shift it. It the was the material that was skimmed off the top of the plot originally so it’s full grass and of kinds of bits and bobs. It’s […]

May 10, 2016

Turning your compost bin


Composting, Garden Science

Debris and waste such as weeds, old plants, vegetable peelings and other bio-degradable material adds up at an allotment. Turning your compost bin will increase the rate of decomposition. Composting is basically carbon (brown material) and nitrogen (green material) breaking each other down.  The best way to think of this chemical reaction is to look […]

March 8, 2016

Top 10 composting tips


Composting, Top 10s

Here are my top ten composting tips for achieving great compost, which will help you keep your soil in great condition year after year. Using these composting tips can be the difference between a good year on the allotment and a poor one, especially if you’re fond of growing fruit and veg that thrives in […]

February 5, 2016

Composting: Leafmould


Composting, Leafmould

Our plot backs on to a railway line which is lined with the most fantastic oak trees. This is great for us because when the trees shed their leaves each year, it becomes a bit of a free for all for those who are looking to produce their own leafmould.

January 23, 2016