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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and spent 10 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.
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!
"How to" guides
How I make compost
Why I make compost.
Update on Aminopyralid contamination of crops.
An update on the contaminated manure issue.
Gardening - Growing
Starting Tomatoes, Peppers and Aubergine seeds (Feb)
Growing Potatoes in bags
Growing Potatoes and Jerusalem Artichokes
Things to be doing in Dec/Jan
Things to be doing in Feb
Things to be doing in March
Things to be doing in the veg garden March
Things to be doing in April
Things to be doing in May
Things to be doing in June
Seeds I sow
How I grow in the polytunnel
Tidying the Polytunnel
Grow Basil from cuttings (1)
Unexpected basil cuttings
Cleaning out an Eglu
Cleaning out the chicken run
Control of Squirrels and Rats
Integrating new hens with existing flock
Egg eating problems
Dealing with a would be broody hen
Pumpkins, what to do with them.
Making Damson Vodka
Making Cider 2010
Drying clothes indoors
Crafty things to do with leaves.
Salt dough crafts
Making handmade paper
Making skin care products with essential oils