and heap has to be one of the most important areas of any allotment or garden. Mine comprises four pallets between the shed and the blackberry bush. The one alongside the path is removable for easy access. I put most things on the heap, don’t turn it and empty once a year round about now.
Thursday morning was cold and sunny, which was ideal, so I borrowed a neighbour’s wheelbarrow and got started.
I picked out the white bindweed roots, along with any other wanted bits, as I filled the barrow. This year I got about ten full three cubic feet loads which I put out on the vegetable patches. Once empty I forked the ground in the bin over, added any un-composted material, put the pallet back and tidied up.
All in all a good morning’s plotting and thankfully not too strenuous. On Friday morning I raked the piles of compost out over the ground ready to dig in at my leisure over the coming weeks. Keeping me company on both days were a pair of robins.
Have a good week!