I don’t know about you but I can’t think of the word compost without singing the theme tune to Mr Blooms nursery. I guess if you don’t have a child of Cbeebies age you may not have a clue what I’m talking about. Mr Bloom is a character from a Cbeebies TV show who has as many mum fans as toddler fans…I don’t really know why…ahem.
Anyway this post is not about Mr Bloom. Every year I think ah I want to get my garden in order but this year I actually am planning to. I love the idea of being able to get all my salad and herbs from my own vegetable patch. I already grow a lot of herbs.. Mint, oregano, parsley, lavender, tarragon, rosemary, thyme and sage to name a few and we have just planted rocket and basil and starting to think of what else we can have – any suggestions? I am not even remotely green fingered so I need a lot of tips. Next job is to make a compost heap or compost bin. I’ve scoured the web for some tips and here are the more useful ones I’ve found:
What can you compost:
annual plant and weed remains before they have set seed
fruit and vegetable scraps
old cut flowers
tea bags and coffee grounds
Scrunched up paper
Do not compost:
meat and fish
cat and dog waste
perennial weeds eg bindweed
Plenty more useful tips here
Apparently the best time to start your compost heap is Spring but I think I’ll be starting mine sometime one the next month.
If having a compost heap encourages my daughter to recycle and helps to stop our family adding more than is needed to landfill it can only be a bonus 😉
Any tips for me with regards to composting or what to plant at this time of year would be greatly appreciated!
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Yay for composts! I have had one in my last two houses now and I love them, so I was delighted when we moved to this new house a couple of months ago and saw there was already a compost bin thing in the garden. Until I opened the lid and saw it has been used as a dumping ground! Aaaarrggghhhh!!! People, do not put dead branches in your compost, it won’t work. I know what I’ll be doing in the garden over the next few months now. Sigh. Enjoy your compost though!