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Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 23 Jun 2008 09:14

thanks gillie yes we get a double yoker too and one of them is laying a egg the size of a duck egg, i saved that one for me the eggs are so tasty xx

Forgetmenot

Forgetmenot Report 23 Jun 2008 09:09

Lorraine, you want to use shavings, it rots quicker than straw, I only use straw in the nesting boxes. I hope you're having a lovely lot of eggs? mine are laying well.
1 of my hens lays a double yoked egg once a week, poor girl must have watery eyes! lol
Gillie XX

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 23 Jun 2008 08:59

thanks girls and boys, will get son to go worming lol, gillie ive been rolling the chicken poop up with the straw too xxx

Forgetmenot

Forgetmenot Report 23 Jun 2008 08:54

I Use those huge tubs that trees are transported in as my compost bins, I have one full and another half full so far with all veg and fruit peelings, except for spuds as my hens have them after I've cooked them. I also rake around in my hen house and roll there poo in the shavings from the floor, I pick it out and add that to the bin, since the end of March my bin is now half full of worms, I don't add much grass to it as I have a lot of lawn and I dont want a stinking mass of rotting grass, all in all I am pleased with how its all working, I cover mine with an old piece of carpet.
Those tree pots have holes in all the way around the bottom, having it in a tub like that does mean I don't get rats and the like especially with live stock in the garden.

Gillie XX

Happy composting Lorraine.


Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 23 Jun 2008 07:10

Most important thing is to WATER it - and you need lots of worms. I have 3 wheelie bins full.

lazy maisy

lazy maisy Report 23 Jun 2008 06:58

my composting bins gave me lovely compost that took roughly a year to "make"
there was NO air getting in at the bottom and no one peed in it !
i put in grass cuttings, veg peelings egg shells and stuff from the garden including weeds
never had any problems, just lovely rich compost every year :-)

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 23 Jun 2008 02:01

didnt he have some kind of fungus growing in his compost? appears he was allergic to it!!

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 22 Jun 2008 21:46

yikes ......... yes a way to dispose of specky

Dizzy, whos still looking...... Yes still.....

Dizzy, whos still looking...... Yes still..... Report 22 Jun 2008 21:45

A guy in my local rag this week, The Bucks Free Press died from inhaling fumes from his compost bin!!!! Has anyone ever heard of this before?

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 22 Jun 2008 21:13

ahhhhh thanks we put holes in black one on bottom to encourage worms, thanks guys , just given him is orders to get peeeeeing, lol.

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 22 Jun 2008 21:13

I have drilled a couple of holes in the bottom of my wheelie bin compost, and put an old washing up bowl under it to catch the overflow.... water that down well and use it when you water with the watering can!

I have really good compost in the spring and then late summer.... but the leaves from all the trees take a bit longer to rot down so I compost those in a separate area. I also have a wormery... and have a tray full every couple of weeks in the summer, but it takes longer in the winter.

It took about a year to get everything going properly though... once it has started, it seems to get quicker... or maybe that is just my imagination.

Love

Daff xxx

Kay????

Kay???? Report 22 Jun 2008 21:10

it need air in ,,have you drilled any air holes in the bin,,,?

if you dont layer the stuff in right it will take ages to turn,,,

Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 22 Jun 2008 21:06

Puss

Hubby says needs air from bottom as well as top, wheelie bin will have no air flo unless you have chopped bottom off.

Ron2

Ron2 Report 22 Jun 2008 21:05

I have a compost bin and my garden waste, veg peelings etc rot down quite quickly. My bin is roughly size of a wheely bin. I get several lots of compost a year

NB Your bin needs to be on ground NOT sat on concrete or a slab. A layer of grass cuttings will help it heat up and as someone else mentioned some Garrotta will help stuff to break down

Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 22 Jun 2008 21:04

Hubby says put a spot of lime in it and pee in it but think specky already doing that, at our old house hubby used to go in shed at night do the busines then into compost pile.

Woodlice and worms are good if they are in it and watch out for Mr Slowworm he will like it in there.

cant believe I just wrote that word run a mile from them wrigglythings

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 22 Jun 2008 21:04

thanks warmth only from sun, and its in a spare wheelie bin and a small dust bin, thanks i will be more patient xx

Kay????

Kay???? Report 22 Jun 2008 21:00

at least 2 years for a good sized composter, to reach compost stage,,,,has it got any warmth to it,??

go to garen centre and see if you can get some of them little wormy things,,they are better then Grotta,,

valinkent

valinkent Report 22 Jun 2008 21:00

Thanks Mac lol

Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 22 Jun 2008 20:58

Have you tried turning it as well .

Hubby says depends on bin and what you put in, normal compost heap that doesnt get hot can take a year before useable.

Make sure you have try and wet in there to help and definitely no cooked food waste cos you dont want Mr Ratty coming for tea


d x

valinkent

valinkent Report 22 Jun 2008 20:49

If you want it to compost quickly buy some Garrota
( not sure on the spelling) from the garden centre,

Val