Have you ever heard of Hotbin Composting?
It is a great way of getting compost for your veg plot. You simply feed the bin with all your kitchen scraps, and it heats up the waste to produce wonderful compost really quickly.
Easy to use, the compact HOTBIN has a 200-litre capacity yet occupies the same space as a wheelie-bin. Steaming away at up to 60°c the HOTBIN speeds up your food and garden waste recycling producing compost.
The HOTBIN comes with a number of useful accessories to help produce your own rich, crumbly compost in 30 – 90 days.
Add waste into the HOTBIN with a bulking agent (shredded paper) for aeration and shredded paper to balance moisture. Then watch the heat rise on the thermometers and see how quickly your waste pile reduces!
Watch the video to see how it works. If you are an avid gardener, you will want one of these!
I was initially undecided, but I was sold on the fact that it took up very little space, and I can move it anywhere. It does not smell at all, and no matter how much kitchen waste we feed it, the pile never seems to get any higher.
Grass cuttings, leaves – everything goes in there.
It also acts as a wormery – my bin now has loads of worms, basking in their steaming compost sauna.
Yes, the initial cost is high (go for the bigger one – don’t skimp) and you can produce wonderful compost all year round. It loves anything – even meat and bones!
NOTE: I also bought an office paper shredder, which all the junk mail etc. goes in. You need to add the shredded paper to the kitchen waste in order for it to compost properly.
Hope it helps. I wouldn’t be without mine now!