Saturday, January 16, 2010

Composting

This past week, we have been working on making a compost pile with our neighbor. Compost piles are used to make new and better soil. Since we have a garden, once the compost is done (which could sometimes take up to a year) we will be able to use it in the garden.


There are different ways to make compost. We did our compost pile where we started with a layer of straw, a layer of manure, then a layer of greens, and then a layer of ash/lime. We repeated the layers and sometimes put more straw in between. Our neighbor actually already had started three smaller compost piles before that mostly contain greens, so we used those piles for the green layers. It was fun to watch the pile get higher and higher! We are still going to keep on adding to the compost pile.

3 comments:

Tan Family said...

Great pictures! It's going to be fun watching the compost pile decompose.

Grandma said...

Your work on the compost pile is very interesting and I am thinking of doing one too, you have motivated me!

Lisa said...

Is your pile open? I have a barrel compost and a bin compost and would love to go big and biodynamic.