Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I Heart Composting
This totally chimed with me - strange as it may seem, I too get the more satisfaction from the compost bin than almost out of anything else in the garden. It's just the thought of turning green waste into something useful that appeals to me.
My compost bin at the moment contains Compost of Awesomeness. Along with kitchen scraps, I have a pile of dried grass clippings and sheep droppings which Action Man has swept up in the mower and dumped next to the bin. When I dump a bucket of kitchen scraps into the bin, I cover it with grass clippings. Occasionally I add chicken manure and shredded paper. Turn over with a fork, and water every week or so. The heat in the bin is amazing. And the stuff at the bottom of the bin is amazing too. The worms just love it. And the smell. I love it.
The other thing I like about composting is that if you follow the recipe, it never fails.
Which bit of gardening gives you the most satisfaction?