Latest Home composting Stories

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Anonymous Dynamic Compost Tea, based in Nelson, New Zealand, brews compost tea in a 2,000-liter silo. It takes about 24 hours, with 150 liters resulting from every 15 metric tons of compost with each batch tested before use.

2008-08-26 06:00:34

GARDENERS in Nuneaton and Bedworth are being encouraged to replace aging mowers with mulching mowers. Unlike conventional mowers, which collect grass clippings, the new style mulching lawn mowers operate a system which recycles the clippings as it mows.

2008-08-21 09:00:38

KEEN Nuneaton composter David White is the winner of Warwickshire County Council's Recycle Now home composting golden bin competition.

2008-08-21 00:00:26

W ith prices for artificial chemical fertilisers at an all-time high, West Cornwall specialist The Green Waste Company has launched a new product for farmers to make cost savings while boosting their eco credentials.

2008-08-19 18:00:00

By Darren Smith HIGH summer is here and if you have a garden, you probably have to cut the lawn and trim the plants regularly. Ornamental lawns can be cut every three days in rapid growth conditions. Your average family lawn should be cut about once a week.

2008-08-19 18:00:24

By Tony Henderson NEW gardener Violet Diver tabled a rotten exhibit in her inaugural flower and vegetable show. But she came away with first prize as her beautifully rotted entry won the compost class in North Tyneside's annual horticulture and health show at The Parks Centre in North Shields.

2008-08-14 00:00:00

Residents fear a giant composting plant planned for the outskirts of a rural village could be a health hazard. Villagers in Moreton-on-Lugg, between Hereford and Leominster, say they will fight plans to bring a county's garden waste to a local farm so it can be turned into lorryloads of compost.

2008-08-13 15:00:31

Chose your site, somewhere sunny and sheltered from prevailing winds, such as the cold easterly, the freezing southerly or hot north-westerly. Most gardens have such a place. There are two ways to prepare a site for vegetables, but do not attempt to do either if the ground is still wet.

2008-08-13 15:00:29

FARMINGTON - It's not too late to start composting. Late summer and fall are ideal to prepare the garden or outside plants by adding as many nutrients as possible to keep them strong for the approaching winter.

2008-08-08 00:00:20

Residents in the Bath area put out a record amount of material for composting in a month - an amount equivalent to nearly 120 double-decker buses.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.