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.