It is early August and up on the highveld the weather is weirdly warm – but we are sure to have another one or two cold snaps before spring really sets in. It is almost time for our lawns to
If you’re going no dig, Jane’s Delicious Garden recommends adding your compost to the surface of your beds. “To maintain fertile, healthy soil we need to continually replace the nutrients we remove when we harvest our vegetables and herbs. Using the no
Pick ‘n Pay is introducing a ‘plastic’ bag made from starch and cellulose, which is meant to be compostable. I take my reusable bags with me but I’ll have to get one or two of these to try composting them
This past summer I enjoyed an incredible rate of composting in my large YOLO Compost Tumbler. I would add undecomposed material from the top of my old compost heap to fresh grass cuttings and the dry, shredded leaves that I
Meet the life in your soil. There is Ca’bon, Hugh, Fun Guy, Bach Terrier and Mike Robe.
As the YOLO manufacturer, you may be wondering what my YOLO contents look like. A friend also asked me to send him some photos.
This is what 22kg of compost from one large (200 litre) YOLO Compost Tumbler shell looks like. I started this shell with dry grass, shredded autumn leaves and some fresh grass cuttings from my never-turned, neglected compost heap 13 weeks
Chris Wilcock recently moved and he has been hard at work establishing a new vegetable garden. When Lisa bumped into him this past weekend, he remarked on how much better the bed with YOLO compost is doing than the bed into
A urinal that composts urine… Composting urinals in this article on The Guardian website. “Eco-friendly urinals have been set up at the busy Gare de Lyon in Paris to combat unpleasant odours caused by street urination. The Uritrottoir has a slot
How about ‘humanure’? Considering the water shortages in South Africa, this is a very real solution. Every day when I pick up my dog’s poo I think about human sewerage systems, water usage, dysfunctional sewerage plants and resulting river pollution…