Questions tagged: compost

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jan
Answer: Hi Jan, yes compost tumblers work well and are quicker than conventional bins. They are expensive but you dont need to do as much physical work to...
Category: General
Tags: compost
Answered: 09:46AM, 20 Jan 2010
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evelyn
Answer: Hi Evelyn, this means your compost bin is proably ready to empty. The process of heat generation has finished and the material is now cool and rott...
Category: General
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Answered: 10:24AM, 16 Apr 2010
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Marvic
Answer: Hi Marvic, without a little more info, such as what you are going to grow and what the existing soil is like, I can only answer generally but would...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: compost
Answered: 07:10AM, 11 Jun 2010
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Jacqui
Answer: Hi Jacqui, Marigolds are excellent to plant in the vegetable garden as they help repel insect pests. Pests such as white fly and aphids may attac...
Category: Pests
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Answered: 09:50AM, 13 Sep 2011
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Amy
Answer: Hi Amy, As long as the material you added was well composted there should be no concern with applying some liquid fertiliser. Thrive Flower and Fru...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 09:05AM, 31 Jan 2012
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Bill
Answer: Hi Bill, You could cover your compost with a tarp or with some black plastic which should help your compost to break down.
Category: General
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Answered: 03:08PM, 13 Jun 2013
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Tina
Answer: A compost bin is a great addition to any garden. They provide a cheap source of fertiliser and cut down the waste going to landfill. The main cause...
Category: General
Answered: 09:28AM, 01 Jun 2015
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Chris
Answer: Hello Chris, A very sandy situation indeed! I would recommend you do try to work with what is there rather than replacing it completely, given the ...
Category: General
Answered: 07:34PM, 23 Sep 2016
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stephen
Answer: Hi Stephen, Thank you for contacting Yates. We would suggest waiting for 3 weeks after application before using the grass clippings for composting ...
Category: Lawns
Answered: 04:24PM, 17 Dec 2018
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Haydn
Answer: Hi Haydn, Thank you for contacting Yates. Millipedes are beneficial insects that are feed on the decaying organic matter. For your compost, they ar...
Category: General
Answered: 01:46PM, 14 Feb 2019
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Bob
Answer: Hi Bob, Thank you for contacting Yates. To improve the state of your compost, we recommend adding more dry carbon (brown) material to the mix, such...
Category: General
Tags: compost
Answered: 02:29PM, 12 Apr 2019
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Harry
Answer: Hi Harry, Thank you for contacting Yates. Yes, we don’t recommend composting diseased plant material because this can further spread infectio...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 05:12PM, 27 Apr 2019
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Mel
Answer: Hi Mel, Thank you for your enquiry. If the bulbs are completely crushed, it won’t regrow in the compost, however, if there are some bulbs lef...
Category: Weeds
Answered: 05:03PM, 10 May 2019