Compost sieve

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Ma Lowe

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Compost sieve
« on: February 28, 2014, 00:24 »
Don't know if that's what they call them but I have been looking for a small 5" ish sieve for sieving compost on top of seeds but can't seem to find one anywhere. Does anyone know where I might find one please.

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 06:56 »
garden sieve, potting sieve or a riddle if that helps.

Can't see a small one either but there are lots available on fleabay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/garden-sieve

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 07:00 »
W@lk's & the like usually have them at this time of year
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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 07:54 »
I use an old tea strainer which I got from money of those ££££ shops

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 08:43 »
I use an old tea strainer which I got from money of those ££££ shops

I tried that but the soil took ages to go through lol

I will have a a look in wilkos and search fleabag again.

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 09:02 »
Cheaper at Wilkinsons than ebay as you get two small plastic tools and seed planter and a small plastic sieve.

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 20:01 »
asdas have bucket top sized sieves for £2.50 each (just got one). 3/8" (10mm )ish holes
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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 22:28 »
Cheaper at Wilkinsons than ebay as you get two small plastic tools and seed planter and a small plastic sieve.
I have that one but could not remember where I got it from, the seive is a really good size, and dthe other bits come in handy too.
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« Last Edit: March 01, 2014, 08:14 by cadalot »

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 08:10 »
for finer stuff I use the top section of an old steamer, with about 3mm holes (1/8") works well as long as the soil is fairly dry.
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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 07:59 »
You could try second hand shops/ car boots for an old one like that.

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 10:27 »
You could try second hand shops/ car boots for an old one like that.

I was thinking the same. We are off to Cornwall in 2 weeks so will scout all the shops then good excuse to go shopping  :lol:

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Re: Compost sieve
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 15:26 »
I use the mesh front from an old electric fan or a maggot riddle for really fine compost.
If you have a decent fishing tackle shop nearby it may be worth a look. :)



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