compost heap


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compost heap

a pile of vegetable material which is allowed to break down through decomposition by microorganisms, and is subsequently used to improve the fertility of garden soils.
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With a compost heap, not only can you reduce your waste levels but you can harvest the perfect plant and soil food for free.
It would do wonders along with the comfrey for our compost heap.
In every successful compost heap, there is a balance to be found.
You assemble a compost heap from nitrogenous materials such as manures and spent crop plants, mixed with carbonaceous ones such as leaves and straw.
Sheila Stewart, owner of the animal rescue centre, said: "A man brought the litter in along with their nest after he found them when he moved a compost heap.
The project is followed because urine speeds up the chemical process in the compost heap, making it a better fertiliser to help grow vegetables and save even more energy in reducing food miles, reports The Telegraph.
Any compost container should have plenty of air circulating through it, and never let the compost heap pack down solid.
But the pastor, once again, ignored their advice-which was that instead of a grotto, he should install a compost heap, perhaps as a token of homage to what they possibly regard as a more relevant mother, the earth?
IF you see annual weeds coming up, simply dig them in and let the winter frosts do the rest, or put them on the compost heap.
It can be any brown layer that would normally be put into the compost heap.
Of every 10 gardenias I see in local gardens or, like yours, in containers, at least nine look pathetic; leaves are yellow or burnt, growth is spindly, and the plants as a whole look ready for the compost heap.
We would have found something more productive to do, like aerate our compost heap.