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    Hi Everyone

    After trawling round the garden centres today looking for a composter bin (without any success in my price range) I decided to come home and look on the recycle now website as recommended in the GYO magazine where I've ordered one for 6 - What a bargain!

    Do any of you make your own compost and if so are there any definate no-no's?

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    We've got 3 compost bins on the go....

    We've made the mistake of putting too much "green" and not enough "brown" in one, so can't put anymore "green" in... grrr!

    Don't put meat/animal waste (e.g. dog poo) etc in and don't put too many grass cuttings in, it gets slimy and smelly! The only thing that goes in our council "green recycling" bin is lawn cuttings now!

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    Hi Bex - try this thread - one the plot, vegging out, "How to" by Geordie - dated 26.1.06 - loads of useful info! DDL
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    Thanks OWG & Dex

    Will look at the thread you mention.

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    Actually, OWG - I've got too much green and not enough brown! has anyone any ideas how we can remedy this? Are shreded bits of paper any good? yes, I know, I've read all the info, but sometimes I'm a bit slow!..................comments to..................on a postcard! DDL
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    the easy way out off this problem ( especially if you've got as Dalek Bin) is lif it off & re site it, take all the stuff from the top & put that in the bottom & mix some straw (or strawy muck) or shredded paper in with it. Basically you are turning the heap - which you should do anyway to ensure it all rots down & gets a bit of air in the for the Aerobic bacteria (needs oxygen)
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    Oops! Can I get away with a "reet good dig and fertle" through my contents, adding shredded paper as I go? DDL
    Can you just see it? me stood on the bin with my "fertling tool" (my four pronged digging fork, mentioned previously) digging away whilst OH puts in the brown stuff? (no rude comments please!) No photos will be available either! Not with my back in the state it's in!
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    ypu can do DDL just so long as you mix it up well & get some air in to the mix.
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