Broccoli seeds sown indoors on Friday evening germinated in just 36 hours; they are now growing under fluorescent lights with bell pepper seedlings; outdoors, spinach seed is sprouting.
Compost is dull business, really. The compost bin has been in operation now for a little over a year, and we are seeing some nicely-finished product using the slow method; our compost bin is really just a trash receptacle for all garden waste, weeds excepted. It is too unwieldy to turn. So it sits, sun and rain, with new organic matter added to the top. The compost we are harvesting is enough just for a few individual plants in their planting holes, though in time we hope it will be able to amend garden soil on a large scale.
|A handful of rich compost.|
We're mulching all our trees and herb borders this week with contractor's mulch before gardening season gets really busy. Every tree has been fertilized and will be ready to pop into growth when Spring arrives for real.
|Our compost bin|