Tidying up the compost heap

Working in partnership with the committee at Park Hill Allotments, where L8LS has a project plot, we are helping to sort out the compost heaps.

Because there's not a great deal growing at this time of year, it's the perfect time to get to grips with some other jobs around the allotment, such as getting a handle on an out-of-control compost heap!

Compost is decayed organic matter (such as spent plants, food scraps, grass clippings etc) that is mixed together until it rots down into a soil-like consistency. But making lovely, rich compost that can nourish our soil and provide our plants with the boost they need is a fine balance, and a busy growing period had left our heaps looking a little worse for wear!

But there's nothing a little elbow grease can't fix! Every Tuesday we've been down on the plot with a wheelbarrow and a couple of shovels and as the picture below shows, we're already making a dent...