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.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Thursday 10 April 2014

April - planting potatoes, mowing grass and sunshine

  Today we planted potatoes, Charlotte and Nicola, in these raised beds outside by the wood.


 25 of each, in each bed.

 I took the chance after the potatoes were in the ground to have a walk in the wood and admire the bluebells.

Then I got on the mower and cut all the grass.

 Also used the hand mower to get to the more difficult bits. I usually use the push mower, but my arm is still not up to doing that, so petrol power it was.

 Blondin and Sweetie admiring the fresh cut grass.

 Then we cleaned the outside of the polytunnel - it is amazing how much green manky stuff grows on the outside over a year!

Finally - tomato flowers on a Latah tomato plant inside the polytunnel :) Soon...


  1. Your home is beautiful. :)

  2. Apart from cutting grass which we didn't/don't do as we don't have any we did all the exact same jobs last weekend, even down to the number of potatoes, varieties were different tho!


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