…but good enough to do other work.
About three years ago I put two composter bins on one of my plots. I kept filling them with grass cutting, kitchen waste and all manner of things (but not weeds as i think it doesn’t ge hot enough to kill them).
I didn’t continue working this plot but the bins are still there and I was adding more material in.
A few days ago I managed to upend one of them and move it to the end of another plot, close to my shed. It was half empty and it looked brown and crumbly, just like the best potting compost you buy in a garden centre.
Today was the turn of the other bin – again upended and moved next to the other one near the shed. There was some dry stuff on top of both heaps and I took it to my bean trench, it helped to fill it up.
It is too good to waste so I decided to put it in bags and use it when I need to top up my raised beds in the greenhouse etc.
The new spot for the bins, neat and tidy, in the corner of the plot, ready to be filled again.
It was worth the wait – must do it more often – ‘forget’ to empty the bins regularly and that way will get beautiful potting compost.