Composty questions

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Re: Composty questions

Post: # 292001Post Flo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:23 pm

Your number 1 bin was too dry. Woodlice arrive when the heap is dry. Number 2 bin on a patio has a problem with being on a patio - the base is wrong. No drainage for a start.

You need to ensure that the heaps are placed on soil, kept warm and moist but not soaking. And you need to take all the contents out and turn them at least once a year.

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Re: Composty questions

Post: # 292004Post PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 pm

:( 90% of my garden is potted as its mostly patio, but I might be able to put bin 2 on soil if I remove some flags in the front, the back patio is raised by 10ft due to the hill.
Thanks for the advice :)
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