The hotbin composter – the big reveal. Did it work?
Firstly I must
So for those of you who were watching out for this… from July
And just for a special update for you guys, we’ve emptied the bin at least twice since then and been more than happy each time.
I’ve got a bit of a routine going with this now, I empty the compost onto a big tarpaulin, as it’s easier for me to deal with, I then drag this into the greenhouse and leave it for a few days to dry out a bit, before sieving it and adding it to the beds etc as needed.
I just feel that straight from the bin its a bit wet to use other than to dig it through, but as we garden in raised bed, there is limited options for digging through properly, so instead I sieve it and use the best stuff for the beds etc and put the larger pieces back into the bin. It works great though.
At one point I had 6 sacks of compost stored behind the shed because I couldn’t use it fast enough to keep up.
So thumbs up, big success.