Get Hooked On Composting
If you haven't had time to start composting yet, here are more tips to help. A good beginner's composting tip is to first buy (if living in West Sussex) a WSCC special offer composter bin for £13. Don't forget to put it in a sunny place in your garden if possible (this will help to speed the composting process) and on bare soil to allow lovely worms and insects into the heap to work their magic. Then add your ingredients. Top tip: chopping material for the compost bin speeds up the composting process. Make sure you have a good mix (50/50 is best) of Greens and Browns. Greens from your kitchen or garden includes all your vegetable peelings, grass cuttings and plants past their sell-by date (old pansies for example). Greens are nitrogen rich. Browns include cardboard Top tip: tear cardboard into small pieces, egg boxes, crumpled and torn paper from the house and woody prunings from the garden. Browns are carbon rich. With a balanced 'diet', worms and insects, and a bit of warmth the greens and browns will quickly turn into your very own, free compost. Once you start, you will be hooked!