Tag Archives: bokashi

A waste of money?

After waxing lyrical about my bokashi composting system in the early days, I am now ready to accept its downside and move on. The final straw came this morning when I emptied the bottom of the regular compost bin to … Continue reading

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New toys

I’m glad I’ve been on annual leave over the last few days, whilst we’ve had a short heatwave in Britain. I’m also glad to have picked up a new spade and a fork from my dad, as he does a … Continue reading

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I’ll need to buy more garlic

Over the last few years, I’ve not needed to buy any garlic bulbs for the following year’s crop. At first, the garlic produced bulbils and then it started developing mini bulbs along with the main one in the ground. However, … Continue reading

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The raspberry cane and food waste

Yesterday afternoon, we had our second Composting Champions meeting to work out how to get people composting their food waste. So, now I’m going to be writing a funding application to run a workshop where we’ll teach people to turn … Continue reading

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Both sides of the garden

Moving the compost heap yesterday opened up the garden, so that I have a clear view when I look out the dining room doors. I can’t believe how spacious it looks now! Moving the bin also meant that I could … Continue reading

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Itching to get in

This morning, it was chilly in a nice way, the kind of early cool with the promise of a warm day to come. Perfect for the jobs I had planned in the garden. Although the wind was a bit stronger … Continue reading

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The end of the goji berry bush

A few years ago, my parents passed their goji berry bushes onto me. One went in a hugel bed but the other looked like this until I came home from work this evening. I’d been trying to decide whether to … Continue reading

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