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I'm a new gardener. I've a couple of compost bins that have been cooking away for several years. I've had to empty them (I'm re-arranging things), and I've lots of sived compost. What's the best thing to do with it? Should I spread it among crops that are growing and hoe it in? wait till crops are hervested then dig it in a bit at a time? Leave it in bage and dig it in in the autumn?



In my exoerience garden compost contains a lot of weed seeds that will quickly germinate if the compost is simply spread on the ground. My suggestion would be to store the compost until autumn/winter and then dig it into the vegetable plots.

30 May, 2010


Save out a few shovelsful to start new bins when you get around to it. It's hard to duplicate the rich ecology that must be contained in that old compost.

31 May, 2010


thats about all the info you need .

31 May, 2010

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