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« on: May 03, 2018, 12:00 »
Hi all,
On my allotment plot I have a compost bin which is made from pallets. It's about 1.5 metres square and tall. I've dug up a lot of weeds over the past few weeks and have already nearly filled it.

As the heap consists of virtually nothing but weeds, what can I do to ensure that it will rot down well? I can take the rest of my weeds home for now, but ideally would like to use this compost in a year's time. Is it just a case of mixing in some grass clippings and cardboard? Is there anything else I can add to accelerate the process?

Many thanks



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Re: Compost
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 12:18 »
Mix it with some fresh manure, or add comfrey leaves or pee as an accelerator. You can buy accelerator but I never have so cannot say how well they work. Remember to exclude the light or those weeds might regrow if it doesn’t get to high enough temperatures
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Re: Compost
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 15:43 »
I find dried chicken manure works very well sprinkle on each layer and water


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Re: Compost
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 16:17 »
I'd add some shredded non-glossy paper, egg cartons, coffee grinds and a generous dousing of urine as previously mentioned.
If you have the time and energy turning the heap every 6 weeks or so is a great way to get air into the pile and keep the composting process going at full speed.


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Re: Compost
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 20:59 »
There are free compost workshops in Norfolk with a free composting bin for those that attend.
I am going to this next week.

Search for this "For further details and to book a place please go to Recycle for Norfolk."


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