Tag: YIMBY composters

Profile of a composter

This week we are taking a stroll around the Taradale garden of long-time Mount Alexander Shire councillor, Christine Henderson, and having a...

The Compost Conversation – Compost too dense?

Imagine you live at the very bottom of a compost pile. As the pile is added to every week or so, the...

The Compost Conversation – Flat out for great compost

Note: We have decided to leave our article on making biochar until after the fire season is passed. There...

The Compost Conversation – Biocharging your compost

There is lots of interest, quite a bit of hype and some pretty optimistic hope pinned on biochar...

The Compost Conversation – Straightening the hay from the straw

There is a bit of confusion out there between ‘straw’ and ‘hay’. You hear them used interchangeably but they are quite different...

Reflections of a composter

In this week's Compost Conversation, the team from YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) bid farewell to their very first YIMBY composter....

The Compost Conversation – with Joel Meadows

The big chop It’s important to chop our compost ingredients fine enough so that they have the right consistency...

The Compost Conversation

Do you feel the itch to learn how and why to make great compost, or solve your compost problems, or put compost theory into action?

The Compost Conversation – Hot composting

If you want to start hot composting – getting your compost to heat up to at least 55o Celsius for at least three days.

The Compost Conversation – The dirt on compost forks

When it comes to the work of composting; building, turning, moving and distributing, forks are the tool of choice. There are three...

The Compost Conversation: The compost screw – What a corker

Many of our gardening tools have a history going back centuries, if not millennia. The compost screw (or corkscrew) is a newcomer.

The Compost Conversation – Nutrient cycling: everyone’s doing it!

For the past couple of weeks we have celebrated the impressive skills of the bacteria and fungi in our compost piles. We...

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