|Project by justjoel||posted 12-31-2012 01:03 AM||1842 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
For the past couple of years now, at the end of the season, I have dug about a 3 ft diameter by 12+ inch deep pit somewhere in the veggie garden (usually a different spot each year), and put my last mowing of leaves & lawn in it, adding the usual suspects over the winter. This year, since I expanded my space, I put in two pits early in November.
Yesterday I dumped 4, two-gallon pots (from my failed peppers) on each pile and stirred them for only the second time since filling them (adding dirt and worms).
To day I put about 3-4 gallons of used coffee grounds (from two different Starbucks) on each pile and mixed those in as well. I’ll leave them alone for at least a month before I’ll turn them again.
In the spring I’ll just spread the amendment around the garden, and then fill the holes back in.
I know this isn’t a new concept, cold season composting, but thought I’d share my success.
-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell