In the Garden
Another thing that got put on the back burner was the compost piles/bins. Finally this past week I was able to get in there and turn all of them. I have 3 big open piles made out of pallets (actually, it is really 4 piles because I ran out of room and had to just dump some grass beside the pallets) and 3 covered bins up close to the house. The more open piles had gotten pretty dried out and you need moisture for the microbes to do their job. The great thing about compost is that you can just leave it and it will eventually work down but it goes faster if you can get in there and turn it. I was able to harvest out 2 garbage cans full of compost! In addition, I put a good 5 inches of compost in the blueberry raised beds and covered that with shavings. That should really give the blueberries a boost.
|Harvested compost in garbage can.|