Category: Compost Bins

Tips for Managing Your Compost Pile

Here's one of my two compost bins. This type of bin is no longer available - too bad!

If you’re a gardener, you already know compost is your best friend. Not only does it add nutrients to depleted soils, but it increases the bulk of the soil so it absorbs and retains moisture. Recently my dad experimented with his green bean crop by adding compost to only half of the row. The composted […]

Bokashi Composting – Some More Facts

Bokashi composting kit

I wrote about the bokashi system of composting here on BG and thought I would give a little more information about it. What not to put in your bokashi bin. liquids or wet food large bones, shells from seafood. Bokashi is acidic so if you are digging it into your soil, leave it a few […]

What is Bokashi Compost?


In this post I’m going all Japanese yet again! One of the great things about Big Granite is all the enthusiastic advice you can find about so many gardening subjects. I love to write for BG and, of course I also love to get all the tips I can from my fellow contributors. Recently I’ve […]

How To Make A Compost Bin

how to make a compost bin

First of all, my apologies for the state of my compost bin! I know it is not the prettiest thing in the world. It began life looking a lot nicer, it is just that as we are in the garden a lot we do end up tending to leave odd tools, buckets, mattocks and the […]