Sunday, 7 January 2018

Setting Sun

We were actually on the plot for over 3 hours this afternoon. OK, so not quite all of it working, but most of it... We had a welcome break with fellow plothoholder, Ivan, drinking his quince wine (Japanese quince, Japonica) and warming ourselves over the barbecue embers as the sun was sinking below the treeline.
It was a cold day but quite pleasant in the Winter sun and we had a plan - to move the compost bins from Plot 7 to Plot 3 and we achieved it. It was very tiring; lifting, wheelbarrowing and mixing - we each covered about 6km including the walk to and from the site.
We uncovered this lot while we were moving the bins... That ruined their hibernation but I'm sure some thrushes will be happy to find them where we flung them over the hedge! I'm pleased to say we didn't find any mice or rats.
Composting is so satisfying. All three bins had enough fully composted to fill a whole other bin which we'll use in our bean trench a bit later in the year.
The remaining unrotted compost we mixed up with some manure and more plot waste. We have plenty more to add, including some giant beets and more sweetcorn stalks. It's so great to create lovely organic compost from waste.
So now Plot7 has an empty spot... hmmm, what to fill it with this year...?
Well, we have had some seeds delivered, but these are mostly for our squash grotto, which needs a lot more work.
Title song provided by the excellent Chemical Brothers

2 comments:

  1. Seems to confirm my theory that the carrots are too near to the compost area.

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    1. I think this refers to the previous post. And our carrots are a good distance from the compost bins and most haven't split.

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