HIGH JINKS Gymnast Craig Heap with
female students during his visit to Astley High School
Composting whether in the open like this in a trench or in sealed bins can take considerably longer than a raised heap with
free flowing air and moisture but the level of nutrients in the final compost is likely to be higher.
START a new compost heap with
weeds, lawn mowings, spent crops, soft hedge trimmings and vegetable waste from the kitchen such as potato peelings and fruit skins.
Top off the heap with
a 4-6 inch layer of straw and scoop out a basin at the top to catch rainwater.