A compost bin turns organic waste, including vegetable scraps and garden waste, into excellent quality compost. This material acts as a natural fertiliser to give the garden a boost. Confined in the compost bin under controlled conditions, the material breakdown accelerates. Micro-organisms, earthworms and insects in the soil assist in breaking down the organic waste in the compost bin.

The benefits of compost are:

  • improves drainage
  • assists plant growth and disease resistance
  • absorbs and filters runoff
  • reduces unwanted insects

Related links

Seed to Feed program (organic garden courses) 

Gardening tutorial videos

WaterWise gardening

Composting

Worm farming

Knowing your garden and lawn - watering and mulching tips