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Cold Composting.

October 02, 2017

Most of us add a little at a time to our compost heaps. This video demystifies composting with lots of easy tips. 

Bokashi Composting How to Video

January 01, 2020

Take a look at what a great easy to do system Bokashi is. We did this Bokashi how to video with Wanaka Wastebusters Gina and local film maker Ela Gale as part of the Dr Compost program. 

Life and Leisure Viideo

March 04, 2018

We did this 'Composting tips' video with the Life and Leisure magazine

March 01, 2018

There's a big difference between dirt and soil, and it's important , Ben Elms, aka Dr Compost. 

Because we tend to focus on growing plants above the ground, we often underestimate the importance of the earth under our feet. If you're starting out on a fresh piece of dirt, it's worth digging a little to find out what kind of soil you have.

10 tips for growing prize-winning soil............

Making the most of your Climate

March 29, 2016

The microclimate at your place will have special features you can enhance and work.

It's hard to believe sometimes we can drive 30 to 40 minutes in one direction and see huge climatic differences. 

We can drive from Lake Hawea to Makarora and in that 30-minutes we move from an average annual rainfall of about 700mm in Hawea to more than 2m in Makarora.........

Dr Compost Facebook page

May 28, 2023

Check out the Dr Compost Facebook page for snippets of advice.

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