With a half-sized kitchen garden on an ordinary residential plot, you easily end up in a chronic deficit of material for the compost box. Especially in the summer, when most of the green waste ends up with the hens, at the same time as the bio-mowing lawnmower leaves nothing to collect. Therefore, the lawnmower has now been dropped under the fruit trees (the area has always been my piece of hatred to beat), and instead grass, dandelions, burres, stinging nettles and other goodies have been allowed to grow large. And then I got a laugh.
The plan is to beat it all about every other month - or how long it takes before the plants reach a suitable size suitable for compost production.
The compost bin is already full, so the material is first thrown into the chicken farm as an intermediate station. This means that at least twice as much compost can be made on an annual basis as usual. And I might have to spend half as much time mowing the lawn as it did with the lawnmower - once I have honed the reading borrowing technique?
Written by Peter Norris