Find out how to compost this spring

Compost Bin in Spring

Friday 6 April 2018

Spring is the perfect time to start using your compost. You should find the bottom contents of your bin will have composted.  There are plenty of ways you can use the compost and it’s perfect to feed your growing plants and add richness to the soil.

Fruit and vegetables tend to grow better if the compost can be dug into the soil. Potatoes, the cabbage family, leeks and onions and runner beans are particularly responsive of this. Root crops, like carrots and parsnips however do not appreciate rich soil, so these do not need this.

On the other hand if you are establishing a new compost bin in the spring, this is a great time of year to start as the warm weather helps raise the temperature in the compost bin, speeding up the process. To ensure you get the best results, regularly turn the contents in the compost bin to allow air into the process.

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