December 4, 2016
Large old cabbage stalks from eg broccoli and Brussels sprouts can take quite a long time to decompose in the compost pile due to their woody surface. It is therefore often recommended that you first crush them to pieces with an ax - but one is never nearby when you need it, and if it were, it would also be quite rusty. Therefore, a 75 × 75 mm block is mounted on the inside of the compost box - and then you grab the root end of the cabbage stick and beat it loose over the hard edge. The stick splinters, the small pieces fall into the compost (unless they fly around the ears of one), and then all the microorganisms can get better.