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 January 2013

Seed order

I have abandoned crochet in favour of my seed packets today and am in the middle of an on line order to The Organic Gardening Catalogue/Chase Organics...am trying to be restrained, here...!

I get most of my seeds from them - as a Garden Organic member I get 10% off and they have a lovely range of seeds.

I also use MoreVeg for some seeds - they sell seeds in smaller quantities and also sell a few that The Organic Gardening Catalogue don't stock so are good for the varieties where I don't need so many seeds - they also sell some wonderful very early cropping tomato varieties which means I get to eat tomatoes from the polytunnel  from the start of June right through until October.

I have also sorted out all my seed packets, and put them the order I want to sow them.

Some seed potatoes arrived today :-)

In other news, it must be nearly Spring - it was still light outside at 5 pm! And we even had sunshine!


  1. Snap, I've been putting my seeds in order this weekend too! Such fun.

  2. I was really surprised when my MoreVeg seed order arrived this morning :-)

    Been dismantling compost bins today - cold but sunny - wonderful to be getting on with gardening :-)

  3. I placed a seed order last week but it's snowing this morning...so doesn't feel like spring!

  4. Light after 5:00 is wonderful sign this time of year. I'm ordering seeds & tried winter sowing for the first time. Bring on spring!

  5. Good to see I'm not the only one squeeing about spring coming. Can't wait to get out there and start planting but I've got to actually build my planting trough...hopefully this week I can get to it. I imagine son will be "helping"

  6. OGC seeds arrived last week, just the Suttons seeds to still pop through the letterbox. Peppers and early Toms already in the hot boxes in the Porch :-)

    Soon be Spring :-)


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