Remember the compost build?

Well it appears that the heap is now ready, judging by the look, smell and worm activity …

the results ... note that the bits of straw come from the outside covering, and not within the compost itself

the results … note that the bits of straw come from the outside covering, and not within the compost itself …

lots of worms, a 'sticky' feel, lovely smell, and no sign of original materials

lots of worms, a ‘sticky’ feel, lovely smell, and no sign of original materials – ready to go …

Parts of the heap seem a little drier than others so it’s probably worth a good water under the straw covering ‘blanket’. And we’ll need to look after this lovely, living, resource by covering it up and keeping it damp after we apply to garden beds, fruit trees and berries.

We, along with Frances from Newstead Natives, had a visit from a few of the Local Lives Global Matters conferencers on the weekend. They loved the look of the compost too! I prepared a bit of a map of the garden, as it can be a bit confounding when one visits the garden, trying to work out just what’s going on…

Scan garden

The hot weather of late has sped things along in the garden – globe artichokes, broadies, kohlrabi, leeks are all ripening rapidly, if not already ready for eating. And I’d be planting tomatoes (but not all of them) cup day or not. Feels like summer already to me.

Don’t forget our Working Bee on Saturday ahead of our fundraising evening. Tickets are selling, so get yours this week.

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