14. Nov, 2022

The Compost Year Early November

This week we held our Pumpkin Smash so we have a lot of pumpkins to compost.  In addition from the allotment plots we have had a lot of annual weeds left  in the Reception bin. Most of these are relatively young and tender so they  will be broken down quickly. They provide a good green layer to share across several of our pallet bins. We do not have much in the way of browns  accessible in the reception bin without removing the weeds so we are using autumn leaves supplemented with some shredded paper.  The bins are being topped  with a layer of woodchip  as the pumpkins had attracted quite a lot of small flies while waiting to be composted.  There are small brassica plant under the weeds in the bin so that gives us something to look forward to.