I’m digging up perennial weeds as fast as I can, some already have seeds. Will drowning kill seeds too?
I compost almost everything I can including envelopes! Can I put creeping thistles in my compost pen? It doesn't get to any great heat, and is not usable for at least a couple of years?
I would drown them first or dry them out on a rack of in a poly bag
Hello, great site. In 2017 I built a small device using a Raspberry Pi micro computer to monitor weather parameters etc in the garden Compost included! https://thingspeak.com/channels/275557 to view..
Hi, I love the idea of using nettles to make a liquid feed. If I use nettles that are flowering will they re-seed after I use the feed? Great site by the way 👍🏻
I want to learn composting, and I have a lot of reeds and corn stalks, how can I check their organic matter content? (Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium)many thx
Following Simon's comment our Community Composting site is currently closed. I have had wanting to light a bonfire to get rid of pernicious weeds when I say "compost them". Help!
Drown or dry them. See the weed page and Liquid Feeds
With the COVID19 ‘Stay at Home’ advice, a lot of people have started burning their garden waste as they do not have a compost bin or facilities to prepare one. Is there a low tech alternative?
Hi Rod, what a great website. I was really interested to see the mention of ‘dog poo wormeries’ Does this mean that dog poo can be composted? If yes can cat poo also be composted? Thank you
Hi, Thinking of buying a compost bin. Are you still selling/delivering at the moment?
What's the best way of using seaweed for vegetable garden ? Compost first (and best way) or apply directly ?
The compost bin. The information is more detailed on the actual Composting Seaweed page
Thanks Rod. When you say you add sludge to the bin do you mean the compost bin or the waste bin ? As a mulch would you cut the seaweed up, like with a lawn mower or just add as is ?
I am not near the coast so get very little seaweed. So I make seaweed tea and then add the sludge to the bin. Adding seaweed as a mulch is good if you have enough
Hi Rod... is there a rough amount of capacity to get rid of say 10kg of food waste... i'm looking to set up vermicompost at a school and need some rough guide lines. if possible.
I would like to join this initiative!
I like the Hotbin composter bins, quite expensive, but relatively easy to keep it hot.I have a couple of Green Johannas at home which can also be used for food and garden waste
Hi Rodney, my local authority has recently stopped collecting food waste and I am looking at home alternatives. Can you recommend rat proof, low effort (clay soil) system? Thanks
Im from the Tempel Company, Can you send an price offer from the 330 litre plastic compost bin?
The 330l compost bin is available from www.getcomposting.com. The full price is £39.00 subsidized price for "Council" schemes is normally £10.98
I'd like to compost my tissues and paper towels, which are chlorine bleached. Have ready your post regarding chlorine bleaching, and the dioxins in them. How to remove dioxins? Any way to compost?
We found they didn't compost. Have you tried composting them Rodney? I presumed their antimicrobial treatment was the issue, such as the chlorine, as you say Paul. Have you succeeded now? Any tips?
There should not be a problem in adding tissues and paper towels to the compost bin
We would like you to give a talk to our allotment tenants, please get in touch!
We found they didn't compost. Have you tried composting them Rodney? I presumed their antimicrobial treatment was the issue. Have you succeeded now Paul? Ant tips?
Useful site & Black Coco Peat is a great input for coir compost. visit www.uniworldexports.com
Love this site
posted you to ours www.maga.org.uk
Classic WOW! ™ - Wooden Observation Wormery Compost is available from http://www.recycleworks.co.uk/
I am looking for compost bins which have transparent panels to enable the composting process to be viewed. Kate Gair
make sure you position your composter in the shade or you will end up with lots of green algae on the perspex and thus have limited viewing
Great pic showing your bins on raised platform. I've just bought a hotbin and want it it raised to avoid scrabbling at ground level to collect compost. Other ideas welcomed ! Thanks Fiona
What a fabulous site with a wealth of info. We have just shared the RotBot pages on our Council facebook page.
It is common for allotment sites to prohibit the bringing waste onto the site. In addition there are restrictions on transporting waste and also in the composting animal byproducts.
Can cafe owners that lease allotments sites legally compost their cafe's food waste on their allotment? Neath council say they can't because it is not a licensed waste facility. Any advice??