Still trying to catch up with the materials left for composting over the lockdown in Leicester. It is a slow job as most of it needs cutting into shorter lengths and is entangled in knots. It also includes a couple of rows of peas complete with string. This means that it is being cut into longer than recommended lengths of about six inches as these can be turned without too much effort. As most of the material being added had dried while waiting in the reception bin a layer of manure and another of comfrey was added as an activator. The bin in the picture took too sessions to reach this level the last addition being three days ago. The temperature was 63oC, pH 5.6 and moisture off the scale as it was given a good soaking to avoid it drying out in the hot weather. The bin was covered with plastic and the front by cardboard (pulled down in the photo) This will beused as a brown layer in the next bin and will be easier to tear having got wet if the rain comes as expected. This bin was filled after the photo was taken and will not be turned again unless the space is needed.