“Compost heaps, like humans, need exercise (turning), hydration (they need to stay moist), and air.”
“What most people are currently unaware of is that in less than 6 months the landfill ban of organic waste in the Western Cape comes into effect.”
This article on Well+Good addresses seven common composting mistakes. Not all of these are relevant to our YOLO Compost Tumblers, but they’re good to keep in mind. I’ll comment on the relevance to compost tumbling below.
This morning on CapeTalk, Refilwe Moloto spoke to Emile Fourie, co founder and MD of Ywaste. Towards the end of the conversation, Fourie mentions the City of Cape Town’s pilot projects that focus on food waste diversion for households.
When space is limited, vertical gardens are feasible options. Edible plants that do well are beans, tomatoes, cucumbers (mini), peppers, eggplant (mini), all kinds of leafy greens, salad flowers, most herbs and also strawberries.
This post in The New York Times on composting is a gem. I love these comments from ‘The New Gardener’s Handbook’ author, Daryl Beyers, who is interviewed about composting. 1. “Whether you’re adding it to help improve fertility or water-holding
Bokashi is a popular method used to breakdown cooked food waste. It requires the addition of a bokashi bran – layering waste and then bran and then waste and then bran inside your container. The organic material is fermented by
An email from a YOLOer focused my attention on FOOD WASTE when he wrote, “It seems that we generate quite a lot of food waste. We must be wasteful (there are four of us) because we filled up the two
The new Johannesburg International Flower Show (30 Oct – 3 Nov 2019 at Waterfall City) has been on my radar for a few weeks after a YOLO Compost Tumbler customer, whose company is involved with the event, contacted me saying that YOLO would be
Do you also have a tub in your kitchen to put your veggie cuttings and peels into as you prepare food? We also throw in coffee ground, which I find can make the bottom of the tub quite nasty over