Hot composting is a little different to using a plastic compost bin or worm farm. It's not a difficult thing to do, but there are a few tips to help make sure you are making great soil.

I teach this as a great way to deal with garden waste - if you are most interested in dealing with food scraps, then I recommend worm farming or a rodent-proofed compost bin instead.

Once you've got the hand of the hot composting method, then you can incorporate food scraps, but for starters I recommend mastering the technique with green waste.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Do I need a big compost system before I can do this?

No, I'll show you how you can make a free standing pile, or how to use something as simple as shipping pallets as a temporary wall. If you have a large compost system (one cubic metre minimum), then you can also use this method in that system.

2) Will you show how to make the biodynamic compost preparations?

No, but I will show you how to use them. I get my compost preparations from the Biodynamic Association of New Zealand, and while I am learning to make them wherever possible, it's going to be many years before I master it.