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MartinB's Journal

MartinB's Journal

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Cleaning up the compost

01 January 2011 18:19:52
Cleaning up the compost

Cleaning up the compost

Here is a picture that I took today. I was shovelling the compost into the tray on the right and this would sieve out all the rubbish and leave me with beautiful stuff to scatter on the garden after each bit is tidied up. See how much rubbish is in the crate,  I get this amount out of every wheelbarrow load


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MartinB MartinB 01 January 2011 18:22:20

OOps I meant the tray on the left is what I use as a sieve the holes are about half an inch square


fran m fran m 01 January 2011 18:26:53

Well done Martin, black gold.


Jacinta Jacinta 01 January 2011 18:33:07

Oh I can smell its richness from here. Job well done, Martin. But mind you don't overdo things! Rome wasn't built in a day!!!!!


Rachel Rachel 01 January 2011 19:21:28

If you have too much then I will gladly collect : )


Hosta Hosta 01 January 2011 19:35:55

As Fran says black gold. Do you shred the leftovers then or what do you do with them Martin?


Dick Dick 01 January 2011 19:37:46

As an ad on TV said years ago: quare name but great stuff.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 01 January 2011 19:44:33

Great job looks fab, I must really organise a compost area as mine was removed earlier this year.


MartinB MartinB 01 January 2011 19:58:19

Rachel there is never enough. Hosta the rubbish comprises of stones, twigs and bits of plastic, so some for the bin and some for the ditch. I might be putting in a raised fern bed tomorrow and if so then I use it all and only top dress in the finer stuff. How long ago Dick. Geraldine I hope that you will not need to scramble over two of them to get to the third, I will not have to do any mountain training this year for the annual climb. Thanks you Fran and Jacinta keep the faith.


fraoch fraoch 01 January 2011 20:11:34

great stuff, martin! I'm afraid I put mine out unsieved, but I haven't had any complaints so far! I remember that ad too, it was for Cheno Unction, whatever that was.


Lìga Lìga 06 January 2011 14:21:57

One good looking compost,well done Martin!!!


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