Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Wednesday 30 May 2012

Watercress update

It has germinated and tiny green shoots have appeared on the surface of the growing medium.


  1. Now I KNOW I've got the growing bug....I got all excited when I read this post!!

    Happy little watercress shoots.

    I'm in mourning for my Basil seedlings, last night they were there a nice big plant pot full of promise, I've just been in the greenhouse and something's ate them over night....I hope it's got tummy ache this morning :-(

    Sue xx

  2. We live in a desert climate in Utah and I've never had luck with watercress, even inside the greenhouse! Amazing that you are able to get it to start. :)


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