I dug over and weeded a vegetable plot for someone on Saturday morning. Regular readers may remember the veg plot when I rescued it last year?
This time I weeded, dug over and emptied the compost bins and compost heaps. Two of them had been there for 3 years. It was wonderful stuff full of red brandling worms. Oh how I would have liked them back in my Coarse fishing days.
The compost will no doubt be full of food for the vegetables and birds and full of really useful anaerobic bacteria.
The birds started singing and talking to each other: "Hey that bloke from down the road is throwing grub on the veg plot". I have said it before on here that old gardeners reincarnate into Robins.
I also removed a tarpaulin covering the weeds and grass that I had cleared the overgrown veg plot last year. This had turned into wonderful friable homemade compost.
The soil in the veg plot is the best soil I have found over here. The owners have been putting composted hen muck on it for years and can't you tell the difference.
In the photograph above you can see that dark brown compost that I dug out and spread with shovel and pike and raked out afterwards. The grey area in the bottom right hand corner was the last bit to have compost applied.
I think I will make some more compost heaps. You can never have enough of the stuff. Don't take it to the waste transfer station make your own homemade compost!
Who wrote The Joy Of Sex? I thought sex was what posh people got their coal delivered in: "I'll have sex bags of coal please!"😀