is, undeniably, one of the most important components of any allotment or garden. Mine comprises four upright pallets tucked away between the shed and the blackberry bush.
I really end the plotting season with the compost heap as anything to go on it now I’ll put into old plastic compost bags which will start the new heap off in the spring. The foliage under the blackberry bush on the right are all the pot marigolds which I’ve been pulling up over the past few weeks, which will also go onto the new heap.
There are only a few things that I don’t add to my heap, such as blackberry and rose prunings, blighted potato and tomato plants and cooked food. Just about everything else does, and I don’t bother to fork it over. Here’s the excellent Garden Organic webpage on How to make compost.
Come late February or early March, if the weather is okay and the ground isn’t soggy, I’ll empty it out onto the plot using a borrowed wheelbarrow. That really will be the start of next year’s plotting season. When I do I’ll no doubt have a robin keeping me company. This is the one I mentioned last Sunday perched on top of the bamboo canes singing away.
Tuesday’s Sofa flying blog post was Current reading November 2011.
Have a good weekend!