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Posted by PHIL FOGGITT over 12 years ago

The ideal specification to produce perfect compost

Over many years I have used a variety of structures to make compost from green waste. Lawrence D Hills, my guru during my early gardening years insisted that slatted timber sides with a ventilated base, idealy using bricks, were "de rigeur". In contrast, I have found thet the best compost results from a structure as well insulated as possible, solid sides and resting on concrete or the soil. My best bin is an old concrete coal bunker that was built into a bank in our front garden (see illustration 1)

More recently I have built another compost bay using recycled concrete and old bricks. As it is at the top of a slope adjoining our garden wall, it gets filled from above, but can be emtied from below by removing the timber slats.(see illustration 2). It has a sloping timber roof with rope handle and material is covered with old carpet or plastic sheets. All timber is recovered from discarded pallets.


2bccoalbunkercompostbaymay11.10 2bcfrontgardencompostbinaug11.1

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