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Composting 101 - International Composting Week! - Shared screen with speaker view
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:02:49
We have kept a regular compost bin after a failed worm farm (i don't have the time to put towards it that it needs) and a sharewaste drop off point!
Isabel Wollington
01:06:46
I love composting and have three tumbleweed 220L bins also a worm πŸͺ± cafe ❀️
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:07:59
That is fabulous.
Walter Medenbach
01:08:49
I have a tumbleweed too. Restricted by what would fit in my car.
Isabel Wollington
01:11:36
I have a Maze caddy, using the recyclable ♻️ bags keeps down any smell.
Isabel Wollington
01:15:39
I have also adopted my local @fergusonplarrebakehouseberwick and collect their coffee grounds on a regular basis
Simone B
01:17:28
y
Kavitha Arunkumar
01:17:32
y
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:17:37
yes!
Kat Lavers
01:17:42
comfrey
Annette Falzon
01:17:46
Bunnings give coffee grounds too.
Radhika Denkanikota
01:17:58
Yes
Michael Staindl
01:18:49
your Bunnings has coffee!?!
Simone B
01:18:49
yes, but chopped up
Michael Staindl
01:18:53
y
Radhika Denkanikota
01:19:09
Yes
Simone B
01:19:53
y
Walter Medenbach
01:19:59
n
Radhika Denkanikota
01:20:02
Yes
Michael Staindl
01:20:06
Y if not diseased
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:20:09
one looks like it has powery mildew?
Walter Medenbach
01:20:12
diseased
Michael Staindl
01:20:12
Unless a hot compost
Isabel Wollington
01:20:18
I have signed up with share waste had one person pop over to share some kitchen waste. It is still a work in progress in my area. I may need to network with my local council to get the word out.
Annette Falzon
01:20:42
Yes, Bunnings have coffee shops inside usually near garden supplies.
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:21:12
Isabel - yes most of my sharewaste visitors are neighbours. Maybe drop a note in letterboxes?
Michael Staindl
01:21:30
Tomato diseases bad
Isabel Wollington
01:21:50
To manage powdery mildew I cut the problem leaves off and still compost. Then I spray with milk πŸ₯› water 10/1
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:22:27
maybe
Simone B
01:22:28
maybe
Walter Medenbach
01:22:32
y
Hiroe Frasca
01:22:33
No roots no seeds
Michael Staindl
01:22:51
lots of seeds on right - hot comost only, unless prepared to weed
Radhika Denkanikota
01:23:14
No
Isabel Wollington
01:24:19
I would like to check if I can compost the mushrooms that are coming up in my lawn? They are white and if I pick have a yellow tinge
Simone B
01:24:27
yep
Walter Medenbach
01:24:31
y
Michael Staindl
01:24:39
YES
Kavitha Arunkumar
01:24:39
y
Hiroe Frasca
01:24:48
Yes
Radhika Denkanikota
01:25:35
Cardboard and newspapers are ok
Michael Staindl
01:25:57
like teabags!
Peter Clark
01:26:35
Rhubarb leaves
Michael Staindl
01:26:54
5 years later teabag still turning up in garden - empty
Hiroe Frasca
01:27:38
No to fumigated timber bits
Simone B
01:27:40
no
Walter Medenbach
01:27:40
n
Kavitha Arunkumar
01:27:43
n
Michael Staindl
01:28:04
Woody things (A) need to be sure not treated, and (b) would need to pulverize
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:28:53
for compost bays maybe
Kavitha Arunkumar
01:29:06
y
Michael Staindl
01:30:19
YEA!
Bec at My Smart Garden
01:30:39
Kat do you wet down your carbon materials or allow the food scraps etc to balance the moisture?
Michael Staindl
01:31:42
PinOak leaves are MUCH better :)))
Simone B
01:32:58
?
Walter Medenbach
01:33:01
n
Kavitha Arunkumar
01:33:01
n
Michael Staindl
01:33:07
And the neighbours will even give you a beer for raking up their leaves :)
Radhika Denkanikota
01:33:17
No
Michael Staindl
01:33:33
Been experimenting with compostable bags - take quite a while
Michael Staindl
01:34:00
collecting compost from neighbours for a while - yes, a year plus
Isabel Wollington
01:34:05
That’s what I mean in my Maze caddy. I pop this in my council bin for green waste not in my home compost
Simone B
01:35:19
nice
Isabel Wollington
01:36:30
I rake leaves 🍁 at my mothers home 🏑 and get to take a bag with me to create beautiful leaf mould for my garden β€οΈπŸ™πŸ
Isabel Wollington
01:39:04
I also tear waste bins with toilet rolls/ brown papers etc
Isabel Wollington
01:39:32
There is so much we can all do to reduce our waste
Michael Staindl
01:44:19
Just built my second hot compost last week. Withing 4 days it was at 60 degrees :))))
Michael Staindl
01:46:46
Anearobic stinks :)
Michael Staindl
01:49:26
For us guys :))
Isabel Wollington
01:52:53
I have a bin filled with carbon products to add to my bins when I add nitrogen products
Simone B
01:53:06
I found a teaspoon in mine...
Michael Staindl
01:53:37
And veggie peelers etc etc
Michael Staindl
01:54:13
Biro!
Isabel Wollington
01:54:18
Carbon, leaves 🍁 any brown paper cardboard torn up… toilet rolls etc All in small pieces for a faster turnaround
Isabel Wollington
01:54:56
My therapy lol
Michael Staindl
01:55:31
Isabel I so get that :)
Maria Barton
01:56:54
πŸ‘ Thanks very much 🀩 from the UK. That was very interesting & informative πŸ™‚
Simone B
01:57:05
Any advice for stonefruit pits?
Annette Falzon
01:57:59
Simone: I bash with hammer then use as mulch.
Simone B
01:58:24
thankyou!
Isabel Wollington
01:58:34
I also sift my compost to use in the making of seeding mix. Addition to my pots etc. the larger bits go back in for another round
Michael Staindl
02:00:13
Are coffee grounds more Nitrogen or Carbon?
Isabel Wollington
02:00:28
Join share waste … you can ask for shredded paper
Isabel Wollington
02:00:53
Coffee grounds are wonderful
Isabel Wollington
02:01:08
More bins are great
Michael Staindl
02:01:33
We're making biochar - happy to talk about it if you want
Hiroe Frasca
02:01:54
I found some grey mold in my bokashi. What did i do wrong? Are they still ok to use for the garden?
Michael Staindl
02:02:56
And of course char - crushed charcoal - is a brilliant answer to not having enough Carbon (and the compost does the 'bio' part
Hiroe Frasca
02:04:10
No bad smell.Ok thank you kat!
Simone B
02:08:54
thank you, that was great
Isabel Wollington
02:08:58
I have read you can also burn bones in your fire and add this to your compost
Walter Medenbach
02:08:59
Thanks Kat. A great presenation
Isabel Wollington
02:09:04
Fantastic
Kavitha Arunkumar
02:09:05
Thank You Kat for sharing your expertise
Michael Staindl
02:09:07
thanks heaps