Mixing The Mess
Not everyone is into the good ol’ brown gardening, they prefer the green gardening, it’s prettier, it displays a beautiful end result in comparison to brown gardening.
However everybody has their own personalised and preferred method of compost production.
For me, l like to build up using a combination of brown, green and organic layers, with a small amount of water added in between each layer and then add a rough layer of compost aggregate which is usually the compost mixtures acquired during the sifting process that doesn’t go back into the garden, before l cover it with a water proof sheet and then let it sweat for a month or so before l turn it.
However, as said – every one whilst using a universal recipe to follow, works a different method.
My ‘container’ for keeping everything together is basically a series of wooden pallets staked together to form a rectangle and then this is divided into two seperate compartments. One empty and one full. When the turning time comes around, l empty the full one into the empty one and then add any fresh materials and once again cover for another month.
I guess and through testings l know, that my compost heap can easily attain a temperature of around the 100 degrees to 117 in heat which is why l prefer the ‘hot box composting’ style’, as it ensures that even the most stubborn of materials is truly battered and worn down, but not everyone has the time or the inclination to go for this type of aggressive composting.
However, my questions to my fellow gardeners and composters alike is what is your preferred style for attaining the glorious Black Gold? What is your composting set up like, what kind of heats do you acquire and what is your end result like? Do you produce too much, too little or just right for your garden’s needs?
Thanks for reading all, more soon.