COMPOST HEAP ADVICE
I recently set up our first ever compost heap, well bin really, having bought an Ecomax 330 a couple of weeks ago.
I've read that you need a mixture of 'greens' and 'browns' to make sure the bin doesn't turn into an evil smelling mass
Toilet roll inners, egg boxes and general cardboard are supposed to be good sources of brown goods, but should these just be put in whole... to let air pockets develop
.. or should they be cut up into wee bits first.
Also, I could get piles of shredded paper from work, should I add this, or is this only good in limited amounts.
My aim is to fill the bin within the next couple of months, so it can build up some heat and rot down ready for next spring.
Any finally, Is seaweed a green or a brown and should this be chopped up first ?
- 28 Apr, 2009