Eight Acres - the blog — compost

Winter Woodfires: Using wood ash

Jun 21 2018 3 Comments Tags: ash, compost, soil, woodstove

As you know, through winter we heat our home and cook using a woodstove, so we produce lots of wood ash as a result.

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How to compost dog poo

Nov 27 2017 0 Comments Tags: biome, compost, dog, dogs

The unfortunate reality of owning a giant breed dog is that they 1) eat a lot and 2) poop a lot.  Gus is no exception.  We have a small yard for the dogs to keep them confined while we are away from home during the day, and they are free to run around while we are home, with a couple of acres of house yard, however they do tend to poo in the small dog yard and that can get a bit smelly.  

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Three essential principles of organic gardening

Jul 27 2015 0 Comments Tags: compost, garden, mulch, worm farm

Organic gardening is easy. In fact, once you get your organic garden established, it should be easier and cheaper than "conventional" chemical gardening. The most important thing is to forget everything the chemical companies have told you about gardening. Forget NPK fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides. You need to learn to work WITH nature and gradually nature will start doing most of the work...

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Setting up another worm farm

Jun 25 2014 0 Comments Tags: compost, worm farm

Even if you are not confident with compost you will find worm farming to be amazingly easy. I was scared at first that I would kill my worms, as there seemed to be so many rules about how to look after them, but after two years I’ve realised that as long as you keep your worms in the shade and feed them occasionally, they will be just fine. They will continue to produce compost and worm wee for...

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Worm farm maintenance

Oct 21 2013 0 Comments Tags: compost, worm farm

I have had the worm farm for over a year now, and I have to say it’s the easiest and most convenient way I have found to make compost and to dispose of vege scraps and other organic waste. I have not had much success with putting everything in a compost bin, I find that the food scraps go all sloppy and don’t really compost properly. I have found that my current system works much better, all food...

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Worm farm compost

Apr 22 2013 0 Comments Tags: compost, garden, worm farm

I've been "worm farming" since a friend gave me a small handful of worms from his farm.  Here's how to use worm farm compost.

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