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3 January 2023  |  HOTBIN Composting

See the HOTBIN and meet the composting team at a number of gardening shows throughout the UK in 2023.

10 August 2022  |  HOTBIN Composting

Do you think your HOTBIN is getting too hot? We cover hot HOTBINs and questions surrounding compost combustion.

26 February 2021  |  HOTBIN Composting

There are some basic hygiene rules that we always reccomend following when gardening and composting.

21 July 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

Humus is the remnants of decaying organic material. It is a great addition to your garden as it helps improve soil structure, increases soil water retention and encourages greater nutrient uptake.

13 July 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting liquid fertiliser (leachate) can be collected and used on your garden to enrich the soil and aid plant growth.

9 June 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

Is it ok to use a HOTBIN in a garden that has seen rats before? Yes, as long as you take precautions and correctly operate the HOTBIN.

30 April 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

More people are aware of veganism, but vegan composting not so much, with this in mind we were thinking about composting and how this process applies to veganism.

27 March 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

Looking for things to compost this Spring? Here is a list of compostable items from your home and garden and advice on how to use your compost.

11 October 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

New HOTBIN models have a tap to collect liquid fertiliser but can this be retrofitted to an original HOTBIN?

15 August 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting liquid fertiliser is a dark brown liquid comprising of water and dissolved humic compounds. Liquid fertiliser may leave the HOTBIN, but should not exceed a few mm a day.

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