Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Compost hell

Compost heapEmptied the compost heap the other day. Never looks like a daunting job, but it always ends up knackering me.

The compost ‘congeals’ in places, and you have to hack at it with a spade to lever it up and out. This year’s yield was a great vintage – rich, dark and crumbly – but I paid for it in sweat and back ache.

Compost spread on the plot

And now the evenings are drawing in, so my mood’s turning a little dark. I HATE this time of year.

PS Just for Cat, a pic of my compost spread out on next year’s brassica bed (click to enlarge). Looks remarkably like the soil now that it’s dried out.

Posted on 3rd September 2009
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