Monday, May 16, 2011

Where did all the compost go?

If you visit your community garden bed today, you might wonder where all your compost went. The lovely chocolate colour has given way to a slate-grey sludge. That slate-grey sludge is clay. Water doesn’t soak through clay, so it just sits on top. Your compost floated around in the rain, then sank down into the clay. You may not see any compost at all, or you might just see traces of it.

What it means is that you don’t have enough compost. So grab and shovel and get a couple more wheelbarrows-full for your plot before it’s gone.


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