Sieving Compost From HOTBIN Composter
The best & most cost effective way to sieve your HOTBIN compost!
There are plenty of options available to sieve compost, some better than others. Here at HOTBIN composting we have certainly tried a few, as you can see from our previous post. It might be worthwhile mentioning that how compost looks and feels can vary a lot. Take a look at the post which talks about how HOTBIN compost will look . Remember you are recycling a variety of organic matter to great something wonderful for your garden!
To make an effective sieve for next to nothing
What you need is:
Some squirrel wire (that’s the 1 cm x 1 cm mesh) and a wheel barrow
How it works:
Simply place the mesh over wheel barrow and then just tip a bucket on top and brush/rake it a few times
How do we rate it:
As long as the compost is reasonably dry it works a treat. In fact, for £6.00 for the wire (get it places like Yorkshire trading, garden centres) and using an old wheel barrow I already had, I’d say it has become the HOTBIN favourite method!
Set Up: (slight delay on this occasion due to visit from feathered friend!)
The bits that are left:
How your HOTBIN compost will look afterwards: