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What on EARTH is Bokashi?!

Bokashi is a Japanese word for fermenting so unlike most composting methods your aim is not to produce a fabulous friable earthy compost (you need worms for that) but rather you will end up with a bit of a yukky mush… *technical term… However, get things right with Bokashi and you can deal with all sorts of waste (including meat and cooked scraps) and in large quantities and you will have a liquid feed, a natural drain cleaner and a fertiliser that can be used directly under your plants or added to a conventional compost bin to really activate it!...

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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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