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By Melf

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Hi I live rented property and our landlords do not want a compost bin in the garden, but I am keen to use our kitchen waste - I was wondering whether spreading the vegetable peelings/tea leaves etc on flower beds as a mulch would be a good idea or not - has anyone any advice?




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Hi Melf and welcome to Goy. Spreading veggie peelings, tea bags etc. on the top of the soil isn't going to look very nice, will start to smell as they decompose and could cause a vermin problem. Try talking to your landlord again and show him a picture of one of the green compost bins... he may think you are wanting an un-contained compost heap which would also look untidy. I totally support your wanting to compost your veggie waste!

16 Apr, 2011

 

"...would be a good idea or not?"
Definitely NOT! How about a bokashi bin

http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/shop/category.html?activecategory_id=16&gclid=CJCviLDaoagCFYob4QodCXK5HQ

or a wormery?

http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/shop/category.html?activecategory_id=1&-session=shopper:518D0B1C0a28b2FA26QWFEF5C6EE

16 Apr, 2011

 

Hello i agree with moongrowe, it would look unsightly and i am sure vermin would be a problem, try and talk him round regards composting bins, if its a no no then is there a friend or relative nearby that you could put a compost bin in there garden and store your veg waste etc in a small bag in your recycle bin and pop it round on a weekly basis, once compost is ready, you could share with the friend or relative, it may seem alot of faffing about, but its just food for thought, lol.julien

16 Apr, 2011

 

Would it be ok to dig a small pit and tip peelings etc in there, covering with a little soil each time? Just a thought..

16 Apr, 2011

 

You certainly could put the spent tea bags onto the garden but tip out the tea from the bag first, as for peelings, even if you dig them in, it might attract rats etc. What a shame your landlord is so narrow minded, you can buy bins that look like bee hives and they look very attractive in the garden, maybe try asking again and get some literature to show them!

16 Apr, 2011

 

The bins that look like beehives are wormeries. You do need to keep them in the garden. Bokashi bins are intended to take kitchen waste and can be kept indoors.

I'm absolutely certain that just putting the waste in the garden will attract mice and rats, even if it's put in a hole in the ground.

17 Apr, 2011

 

Our family have a 'bee hive' compost bin, its looks great in the corner of the garden. So attractive compaired to the ordinary ones. Look on Google.

17 Apr, 2011

 

I have got a black dustbin (one of the one's before we got the wheelie bins) with holes in the bottom and a lid on the top. It sits in the corner of a small lawn. I am sure your landlord wouldn't even know you used one of these as a compost bin and it makes beautful compost.

17 Apr, 2011

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