The ROTASIEVE will, in seconds, and from your own garden compost bin produce well-sieved compost in your wheelbarrow ready for use in pots, for seedlings, cuttings or for mulch. The separated debris can then be thrown back on the heap for further composting. The Rotasieve also works well with bonfire ash (a valuable source of potash) and very well-rotted manure. It is also a useful tool for separating weeds from soil after hoeing.
The Rotasieve measures 39.5cms (15½ inches) in diameter and stands 32.5cms (13 inches) high. It is made of robust steel and weighs about 5 kilos (11lbs). The mesh is welded to the drum and the holes are approximately 2.5cms (1 inch) by 1.5cms (0.6inch). The Rotasieve is painted in a stylish mid-green and is easily assembled. It takes three to four spadefuls and quickly makes a barrow load. Parts can be replaced if necessary.
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HOW TO MAKE POTTING COMPOST
1. Sieved home-made Compost
4. Sieved garden Soil
A) The mix for making general Multi-purpose Compost –
1. Mix in equal parts home-made Compost, Leaf-mould and garden Soil.
B) The mix for potting on seedlings and cuttings –
1. Mix one part home-made Compost, with two parts Leaf-mould, with one part good garden Soil, with two parts Perlite.
C) The mix for rooting cuttings –
1. Mix one part Leaf mould with one part Perlite
* Perlite is available at garden centres or online.
Tip: How to remove ground elder without the use of a weedkiller
Mulch over the ground elder to a depth of 2″ (5cm) or more. Leave for a year or so. When the ground elder comes back the roots will be growing in the layer of composting mulch, with less growing in the soil. Now gently remove the roots with a garden fork. They will remove easier from the mulch, without breaking, than if forked out from garden soil.
Once removed, mulch again with compost.
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