"Turn your spoil into soil" ~ Unknown
Ideally I would like to turn my compost every three to four days to keep it hot. At the moment I have a couple of little distractions that are taking my attention away from compost making.
So I turned the compost for the first time on Monday.
In this photo I have lifted the wire cage off the compost and set it to the side. The compost is turned back into the wire cage. First I have put some manure in contact with the ground.
After shovelling some of the compost in I have added water to aid the decomposition process. I want to avoid the compost being too dry or too wet. What I want in the heap is to have the wetness of a rung out sponge.
|Adding bran to the compost pile during turning|
Towards the middle of the pile I have added a bucket load of bran and watered the pile again. The bran will help the pile to heat up.
|Molasses mixed with water ready to be added to the compost pile|
When nearly finished turning the compost I added a cup of molasses to a watering can of water and poured this mix over the pile. This is also supposed to help the heating and fermentation process in the pile.
|The compost pile turned and covered|
Don turned the compost pile again yesterday.
|Watching all the action from the dog run.|