I decided that my composts needed to be moved down the back where they are out of sight and in an area where it is pure sandstone and I can't grow anything really. I also wondered how to incorporate that great huge load of leaves gifted to me from the liquidambar out the front.
|just turning yellow|
It has to be said the blades on the mower are in need of replacing. I guess this form of mulching is not quite what the manufacturer had in mind but I have to say it worked a treat. I just had to scoop it up. Not quite as tempting as jumping in a large pile of fresh crunchy leaves but still a little tempting
I have an aerobin that has taken up quite a lot of space in the carport and it is quite good for eating up my kitchen scraps. But I have been bad and not added nearly enough carbon with my high amounts of nitrogen. So I emptied the entire bin out and mixed it with the leaves, blood and bone, ash, cow manure and some peat moss (yes I know not sustainable but it really helps me keep moisture in my sandy soils).
|My mix of things to layer in the compost|
|The sludge that was high in nitrogen and low in carbon gets added to the compost bins in layer|
|I think the daleks with it's various stages of layers|
So with a bit of time I am going to have such great compost I will be the envy of the neighbourhood. Of course it does give me some time to help Mr R work on the vegie patch walls and it will be a match made in heaven.
Tell me about your compost patches what has worked for you?