The pleasures of gardening and composting

I never thought I’d be excited about a compost bin but I am. He arrived today and he is a Hotbin. I haven’t given him a name yet but he’ll apparently reach temperatures inside of 60C, even in winter! Some people keep them in their glasshouse as a source of heat over winter. He’ll make compost in 90 days and will eat all our food and garden waste. Every home should have one.

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I think I am probably compostable but I’m not ready yet. Hopefully not for another 60 years.

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I’m holding a bunch of stinging nettles in this next photo which we’ll be eating later today. Apparently if you see stinging nettles in your garden then it means the soil is good.

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I’m also proud and excited to see a baby artichoke forming in my plant.

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And my pink poppy has opened. The petals look like crinkled tissue paper.

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