Compost & Soil

One of the most used areas of our site is the compost heaps. These are crucial to all our growing and allows us to recycle all our green waste into next years compost. We also keep chickens so all their waste goes onto the compost heaps, this really helps to speed up the composting process. It also helps to produce a really rich compost which I use to mulch and feed the raised beds in the Autumn.

 

Despite having a big garden, cut flower patch and veg patch to fill our compost heaps we can never seem to produce enough to keep everything mulched and fed. So we occasionally buy in compost to supplement what we get out of the heaps.

We got very excited last year when we found CWM Environmental who are a waste management company that turn green waste into beautiful compost on a huge scale. The other big plus for us is we can go and collect it in bulk in our trailer making it a plastic free product to. The other big bonus of using green waste compost is that it is peat free so it is also helping to keep peat bogs a little bit safer.

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