Where there’s muck...
The colder dry days are perfect for the ‘hunting’ parties from the allotment to go out searching for a supply of good, well-ro ed horse manure. There are plenty of stables within a few miles of the allotments, so armed with lots of plastic bags the party set out. There’s truth in the saying ‘many hands make light work’! Many of these bags will remain stacked along the path until deep into winter, when they’ll be spread over the plot.
Having recovered my compost heap from the rambling pumpkin, I can now prepare heap number two for use in two years’ time. All the green material which has been coming off the plot over the last few weeks can now be covered with a few bags of manure to help the decomposing process. To create heat in the heap a piece of tarpaulin is fixed over it, which also prevents the nutrients being washed away by the winter rains.
I’m building up my compost heap with manure