So last week I showed you how I'd tidied up my compost and started a new bin full, but within a few days I had already half filled it, I also have the shed I used for the sheep to muck out and some wood chip from a few years ago that is breaking up nicely.
I decide to add a few more bins to my collection for all this lovely compost material I'm going to have.
|Bit of a mess|
The area around my bins (cleverly hidden in my last lot of photos...) is home to some slabs for the patio and an assortment of building materials. I had a bit of a tidy up and cleared a patch.
|The girls giving me some advice.|
I rolled out weed membrane between the sets of bins as I wanted to keep this area really low maintenance.
I then gathered up some pallets from around my little farm. As I've been doing so much building work I could find just enough to make what I wanted.
|Three new bins on the left.|
A few screws later I'd made three more large compost bins. Using the tractor I started two of them off with some manure and a layer of two year old wood chip that is almost broken down, I then added a layer of comfrey to act as an activator.
|Comfrey added as an activator|
I'm quite pleased with this new area considering all it cost was a handful of screws! I'll keep all my tubs of plant food I'm making (comfrey and nettle tea) in this area as well, it should work well as a composting area for me.
I might now leave a gap wide enough for the tractor bucket and then build another bank of 3 or four compost bins and try to beg a load of manure from one of my fathers friends to compost further, ready to use for next year.
What do you think to my rustic compost area? Do you have a set up similar to this?