Quick Compost Heap No Pallets

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Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« on: August 19, 2011, 12:41 »
I had to make a compost heap quickly, so cut the bottom of a builders bag (1tonne type) into a flap, turned the bag upside down and drove a stakes at each corner into the ground. Flap forms a lid and I'm hoping that next year I can just pull the bag up leaving the compost on the ground. If bag will not come up I can just cut the bag away. 

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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 13:01 »
Good idea, you can let us know next year how it went.  :)
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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 15:15 »
I've been using them for years but i leave the bottom in, just stick a garden fork into the bottom a few times and i dont bother with the corner posts.  It works really well and looks quite tidy.  :)

I also use them for leaf mould.  I try and fill 4 every year then tip two in together after a year.  Makes wonderful stuff. :happy:

They are so useful.  I've cut some up and made smaller bags for garden rubbish, the handles are really strong.  I made 6 sand bags with them to put around the base of the church Christmas tree to hold it steady and every year i pack straw around our gunneras and pull the upside down bags over the crowns. 

Down side is they b***er up a lot of needles on the sewing machine :D

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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 15:31 »
Down side is they b***er up a lot of needles on the sewing machine :D
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Have you tried using a stapler? they will go rusty but should hold for some time.

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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 15:41 »
Or use a wool bag needle and do it by hand.  :)

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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 15:41 »
Have you tried using a stapler? they will go rusty but should hold for some time.

That is a good idea and much quicker than sewing  :D Thanks I'm going to try that . :happy:

Now theres an idea for a competition  :)' What have you made from a builders bag '   ;)  ::) all answers must be clean :D

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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 15:53 »
Or use a wool bag needle and do it by hand.  :)

What's a wool bag needle like Argyllie ?
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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 16:04 »
That's what I call the large curved needles that you sow thick tapestry up with  :)

don't know if that's what Lorna means though, but they would do the trick.

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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 16:08 »
It is indeed one of those, a widely used thing where sheep shearing and wool collecting is practised. I would have thoguht they were readily available in most parts of the country(side).



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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 16:21 »
That is also considered a type of upholstery needle, which might direct you to the right section for finding that particular needle.

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Re: Quick Compost Heap No Pallets
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 16:24 »
I've got one of those  :D

It's ancient, must be Victorian.  I'll dig it out and put it on stand by  :D
« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 16:31 by Aunt Sally »



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