It’s amazing how worms help with composting. I found this video on an allotment forum on Facebook and I thought it was absolutely fascinating. After watching the video above, it spurred me on to find out how much of a role worms play when it comes to composting and generally breaking up the soil. The […]
About a fortnight ago I posted a picture on Instagram of a bed I was double digging at the allotment and as a result everyone was asking me – “what on earth is double digging?” Well, double digging is something you do every two to three years to help improve the soil quality of the ground […]
I’ve had a couple of piles of compost rotting over the last three or four years now and it was high time I did something to shift it. It the was the material that was skimmed off the top of the plot originally so it’s full grass and of kinds of bits and bobs. It’s […]
Debris and waste such as weeds, old plants, vegetable peelings and other bio-degradable material adds up at an allotment. Turning your compost bin will increase the rate of decomposition. Composting is basically carbon (brown material) and nitrogen (green material) breaking each other down. The best way to think of this chemical reaction is to look […]
Here are my top ten composting tips for achieving great compost, which will help you keep your soil in great condition year after year. Using these composting tips can be the difference between a good year on the allotment and a poor one, especially if you’re fond of growing fruit and veg that thrives in […]
Our plot backs on to a railway line which is lined with the most fantastic oak trees. This is great for us because when the trees shed their leaves each year, it becomes a bit of a free for all for those who are looking to produce their own leafmould.