Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A change to composting....

Now that 3 out of the 4 raised vegetable beds have their own compost bins, we have decided to get rid of our 2 freestanding black round ones. There was only one half full with almost ready compost plus hundreds of worms.

Each bin in the 3 beds was given a good shovelful, most was put into the fruit cage and the small amount leftover, has been raked over and left for the birds to pick through for their hungry offspring.

This last bit will get used on the few tomatoes and bean plants.

It was a hard decision to make but quite frankly, we both finding emptying, riddling, then transporting, buckets and buckets of it around the garden, just too much work for us both.

If and when I need manure, I shall only have to buy one bag.

The bins will be put out front for anyone who wants them. We are still looking for the correct sized bin for the 4th smaller raised bed.

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    1. Got to cut down the heavy gardening where possible.

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  2. We had to get rid of ours because our neighbours hot rid of their chickens and the rat population decided they needed another takeaway. We got rid of the good and the rats moved on.

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    1. We had rats once in them, shifted all the compost, laid bricks, replaced everything and they went away thank goodness.

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  3. You will be rid of those bins lickety split.

    God bless.

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    1. A neighbour is going to have both of them.

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  4. I compost directly into fallow beds and pots. That way it composts exactly where it is and is never moved.

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    1. Very true, thanks for that. Having a bin in each bed seems to work well.

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