Recycling old compost produces twice as much as purchased new
- half a pack of compressed wood shavings at pet departments £3.99, plus two handfuls of
Horticultural Sand 1.99, two from a small pack of Blood Fish & Bone £3.99, and 3 buckets of old potting compost in a large box saves all the effort of carrying heavy bags from the car.
Garden soil is only ground up rock. Rotted plant material provides the goodness for future crops.
I am finding the mixture I first did in January has, added
to the Green Manure I sowed in a raised bed last August and dug in in October, produced a lovely workable
and nutritious soil for sowing again now.
It takes 3 or 4 months to rot down. I have a big box full all stirred up, ready to take to another raised bed today.
Jim on ‘Beechgrove Garden’ was very wrong when he said to throw old compost onto the garden.
I have been doing it for years. Now realise the error of my ways. Recycling is best !
- 20 Apr, 2015
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