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Johnplotman's Journal

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Using beds for trench composting.

17 September 2010 10:31:55
Trench composting  plan for over winter..

Trench composting plan for over winter..

The compost heaps are almost full up,and now it is time to call on the trench composting in other areas.Where the legumes will be placed in the coming year, have some of the beds there used for this type of composting.Just used as a handy alternative to the main heaps,for kitchen wastes,old stalks etc,during winter.Each time a layer is down,then some clay is to go on top,before the next layer of compost.When full then it will be left ready for new plants,


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Cloncaw Cloncaw 17 September 2010 10:44:04

Thanks John - Would never have thought of that.


Rachel Rachel 17 September 2010 11:40:01

Very clean looking kitchen waste there, John.


LindaB LindaB 17 September 2010 12:34:04

Brill idea John


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 17 September 2010 15:35:56

That seems like a great and useful idea :O)


LNolan LNolan 17 September 2010 21:28:38

Excellent idea John and i guess the worms in the ground will provide that extra bit of help in the composting process. More good advice thanks.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 19 September 2010 09:34:33

Thank you all.


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