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Would it be okay to put cooked food waste in my garden composter?

It's probably best to avoid this – this sort of waste has a tendency to attract pests - plus you don't really want to be walking down to the end of the garden when you've got some food waste. The best methods for kitchen waste are Worm Composting or Bokashi and for cooked waste. Bokashi can deal with bulk amounts in one go and is relatively quick too! For more help with Worm Composting please visit our Wiggly Wizard knowledge base here Or if you want more info about purchasing a wormery or starting worm composting please pop on...

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Worm Composting Q and A's

How do the worms breed?

Red worms are hermaphrodites which means they are both male and female (although it does take two to tango). They produce eggs or capsules from the saddleback which you will see on the 13th segment on their bodies. The egg looks like a tomato pip and starts off a yellowy-green colour and as they age they go a brownish-red. Each one will have between 5 and 15 tiny worms inside, and these take about 10 days or so to hatch out.

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The RSPB myth busting on feeding in July.

Birds don’t need feeding in summer: False In winter, supplementary food is often the only option for birds as natural food sources like berries get buried under snow and ice and insects are few and far between. But in summer birds will still be grateful for extra treats, as many are busy raising their young. The RSPB recommends little and often, and says that birds probably won’t eat quite as much as during the colder months. Bread and milk are good for birds and hedgehogs: False Many animals are intolerant of the lactose in milk which can lead to diarrhoea,...

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Bokashi Composting FAQ's

The main questions we get asked with Bokashi are;   Q: How much Bokashi should I add? A: About a handful every time you add waste works really well – there’s no point in overdoing it – you will soon get the hang of what’s working.   Q: What about mould? A: Don’t worry about mould – it’s all part of the process – just make sure you keep the kit airtight and carry on.   Q: The liquid feed and bokashi smells.. A: Keep the lid on and empty it outside – it’s natural for it to smell –...

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