Tag Archives: compost

Lower branches

When I picked the crab apples back in September, I noticed that those on the top of the tree were bigger and without marks. So, yet again I have a question as to why this might be. Notwithstanding, the lower … Continue reading

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The Green Johanna is here!

Today has been another of those joyous occasions, mingled with a touch of sadness. Once rush hour was over, I was eager to pick up the Green Johanna hot composting bin this morning and then wasted no time in assembling … Continue reading

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November Composting Champions workshops

No, we are not in November yet but Halloween is upon us and that means lots of opportunities to eat pumpkin. (Some great recipes are available on the Hubbub website.) It’s also the time when most of the pumpkins that … Continue reading

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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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Nearly ants in my pants

As it started to spit with rain this evening, I suddenly remembered that I had planned to take out the almost finished compost from the bottom of the bin and transfer it to the finishing off bin. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Harvesting what I can

The rhubarb isn’t growing very well this year. I put it down to the crown only being rehomed in its new spot in March, so its roots couldn’t develop in time. Never mind, it is good to have a rest … 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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All because of four beans

I’m doing a little experiment: four broad bean seeds have been planted straight into the raised bed. Will they germinate? Who knows – but with a large packet of seeds, there is nothing to lose by finding out. As it … Continue reading

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Composting Champions

The weekend started with the shocking news that one of my colleagues had died on Wednesday evening. She was only young with a daughter my own daughter’s age, so there is a great deal of sorrow in my heart at … Continue reading

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