The composting area of the potager.
Compost made from 2009 to 2012 kitchen waste, weeds and grass clippings, ready to use in 2014.Alex to make me two more compost bins, using his simple but ingenious system of recycled pallets. They work extremely well and now I am organised for a three year compost cycle. (See here for what they looked like just after completion.) No more garden centre fertilizer and potting mix for me. I can make my own.
The 2013 compost bin, now under a heavy cardboard cover to try to minimise surface weed growth as it matures.
The 2014 compost bin, with shredded paper on the left and grass clippings on the right. The black bin on the far left contains ash from our wood stove.
Compost spread on the newly dug potato bed, waiting to be incorporated into the soil. Look at the difference in colour between the dark brown compost and the pale grey natural earth in the bed to the right.