Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Don't Forget the Compost Pile

If your compost pile is in a sunny, sheltered spot, then our lengthening days will heat the pile enough to get those microbes moving.

If your pile isn't working at this time of year, it is probably because the pile has dried out. A pail of bathwater, aquarium water, non-greasy grey water, or (my favourite) a glass or two of warmed brandy, will provide the moisture needed by the bacteria to do their job.

If you neglect your compost in winter, the nitrogen you are adding now may be lost to our dry air.

and yes, I drink the brandy - it keeps me warm inside while I add it to the pile outside.

No comments:

Post a Comment