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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Friday 11 January 2013

Wrapping up the wormeries.

We have colder weather forecast coming so a couple of days ago Compostman and I   wrapped up the Can o Worms and the Hungry Bin in bubblewrap. They were moved into the Polytunnel in December 2012, and the worms have happily carried on munching our veg waste but I want to make sure they stay cosy and happy and content, even if it does get a little colder in the next few days.

So with bubblewrap around the body and fleece over the top of the wormeries the worms inside should be ok - and I can still get to lift the lids to keep them fed.

The worms are still very active. Hello worms!

I have also grouped all the more vulnerable plants together and draped them with fleece - they should be ok until it gets to below -5 all day - if that happens I will have to get out more fleece, net curtains etc.

Off to harvest the Spinach now - don't want it to spoil from the frost.


  1. Compostwoman, I am so impressed - you are so organised! Thank you for reminding us to keep our worms happy.

  2. Compostwoman, I am so impressed - you are so organised! Thank you for reminding us to keep our worms happy.

  3. Sensible precautions with this weekends forecast, luckily we added a thick layer or leaf mulch to our worm beds last weekend and as they are on a 6" thick layer of polystyrene (oops can't spell that), they should be okay. Fingers crossed.

    Have a good weekend.

    Sue xx

  4. Crikey you are organised.
    Thanks for the reminder and kick up the bum to go protect what needs protecting.
    Have a great weekend.



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