Preparations For Winter 2008; Not All Fun!
Did You Know? - Compost also known as brown manure, is the aerobically decomposed remnants of organic matter. It is used in landscaping, horticulture and agriculture as a soil conditioner and fertiliser. It is also useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover (see compost uses).
Compost serves as a growing medium,or a porous, absorbent material that holds moisture and soluble minerals, providing the support and nutrients in which most plants will flourish. To maximize plant growth, it is sometimes necessary to dilute compost with soil or peat to reduce salinity or to add neutralisers to bring the pH closer to 7, or additional nutrients like fertilisers or manure, wetting agents, and materials to improve drainage and aeration, such as sand, grit, bark chips, vermiculite, perlite, or clay granules.
Before and after
Digging out the compost and spreading it onto the ground
Nitrogen goes flying all over
Its heavy and dirty... Boy stuff
Tossing it as far as I can
The good stuff is at the bottom
Afterwards it looks pretty good!
The last of summer
Plop.... After three months decomposing
Oh oh! The pumpkin is going woild!
The last of the gardens to be dug under
He He He... Thanks to Irene Rose