A good depth for a planter box is 12-18 inches. This is deep enough for vegetable roots to go down without hitting the bottom. In a planter box that is 12 inches you can grow vegetables including shallots, snow peas, beetroot, and lettuce. In an 18-inch planter box you could plant deeper rooting vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and carrots.
A compost heap will get hot as microorganisms break down organic matter. As microorganisms digest the organic matter the exothermic reaction heats up the pile. The compost pile itself acts … Read more
If you are keen to start composting your kitchen waste this guide will step you through everything you need to know. I have been composting for years, both on a … Read more