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Composting in a small garden
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Lafoosa · 17/02/2020 11:51

Hi everyone,
We have quite a small enclosed garden and would love to start composting.
However I've never composted before and don't know where to begin.

Do I need a certain container to compost with? Is there a certain way you do it to make sure unwanted critters aren't attracted to your garden?
We can't use things like rat poison or anything like that because we have cats and I also wouldn't want to just kill rats.
We also have a toddler so any way of making it so she can't play in the compost pile would be great.

Thanks 😊

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picklemewalnuts · 26/02/2020 13:47

I might try an open system alongside my existing wormery. I'll have a look in the garage and see what old pots I have. I might try a sealed transparent one, too. Just to see what the worms get up to!

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BiffKipperAndTwattingChip · 26/02/2020 14:51

How do you get the liquid out of a homemade wormery? I was hoping to use it for food for indoor plants.

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picklemewalnuts · 26/02/2020 15:24

I don't- I'm not convinced it's good. I did some reading when I started and it suggested that so called worm tea is (blah blah blah- not good). Sorry I can't remember the issue. Something about a sign or anaerobic activity, acidic, something or other.

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PigeonofDoom · 26/02/2020 18:52

I get the smaller, stripey worms in the hotbin in winter (it’s a bit too hot in summer). They love it! They all hangout at the top.

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