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Winter Compost Booster

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Winter Compost Booster

( Sheena Adams, GardenWise online)

  • 1 shovel bone meal
  • 1 shovel blood meal
  • 1 shovel glacial rock dust
  • 250 ml (1cup) molasses

Apply once a month during November, December, January and February. This is suitable for any compost pile, up to 3 cubic yards in size. For portable bins of less than 50 litres (12 gallons), use one quarter of this blend.

Tip: In fall, don’t compost weeds that have gone to seed. Your winter compost might not heat up enough to sterilize the seeds which can sit dormant for up to 100 years (or pop up in your garden when you use the compost).