Westland Garotta Compost Maker 3.5KG


Garotta is made from natural materials selected to help improve the structure of home-produced garden compost, maintain a neutral pH and speed up the process of decomposition. It provides food to promote bacterial growth which in turn encourages the temperature in the compost heap to rise, kill off weed seeds and hasten the conversion of garden and kitchen waste into a rich compost ideal for enriching garden soil.

Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons per m² of Garotta over each 8cm (3") layer of new material. - Water the heap if the waste is dry or woody. A watering can holding between 5 and 8 litres (1 to 1 ½ gallons) is ideal as this should ensure the new material is thoroughly wetted. - Repeat each time a layer of fresh material is added. - When the compost heap is full, leave for 6-8 weeks to compost down completely.

Only add fresh material such as lawn clippings, garden weeds and raw kitchen vegetable peelings. - Never add cooked food of any kind as this can attract vermin. - Shred or cut waste into smaller pieces where possible, especially woody stems. - Always sprinkle Garotta on top of the new material so as not to disturb or touch any worms that are active in the heap. - Cover the heap to retain moisture. - Turn heap regularly for faster results. - When ready spread the compost on your garden as a mulch or soil improver, leaving any material not fully composted as the base for a new heap.

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