Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Well, it's compost really and not manure. Today I scraped the top off the main compost heap and dug out 12 buckets full of stuff to spread on part of the plot.

As you can see there's a bit of unrotted woody material in there but once it's been spread this is easy to rake off and then put back in the heap to further rot down.

The compost I dug out was roughly raked over two of the beds to let the worms pull it down. Brassicas will be going in one side and the other will probably be 'square footed'. You can see that there's still a few of last year's crops in the higher beds and if we can't eat the stuff fresh before the ground is needed I'll just freeze it.
The leeks are not as good as previous years but I put this down to getting them in late because the poor summer meant that the potatoes were lifted later.


  1. do you grow your leeks in trays ready to plant out once the potatoes have been dug up? I need to know about sucsession for plants as i have never had to do this before as this is my second year with an allotment last year was fill it up and hope!

  2. Looking good! Wish I could make compost but I always fail miserably. Might have to try again this year.

  3. You can't beat a good bit of muckspreading I find!