Compost Piles


Digging up the grass in my suburbian back yard has created these mounds of dirt and decaying grass all over the north quadrant of Russell Farm.

We tried putting these in the yard waste bins to be taken away to cedar grove and turned into bags of compost which we then would buy at our local hardware store.  But that is a lot of work and expense. 

So i stated digging holes in the top of these mounds and dumping in my kitchen waste.   With a little help from some worms i am hoping this will turn into even better soil than i can get in bags. 

We will see ...

Note this is a heap not separated from the rest of the ground.  I see no good reason to separate the process in boxes or bins from the surrounding ground.  It also must integrate well with my kitchen behavior. 

Well after talking with Sue of seattle tilth i decided to do it differently.  The expectation being that rats will get into open pits.   So, according to her instructions, i got a 30 gal trash can, drilled holes in the bottom and sides and buried in in the middle of my field.  She hand picked me some worms and now they are off and running, hopefully making soil someday from  my garbage so maybe someday my pepper plants (unplanted to the left) will be happier.

Tags

  1. russell farm
  2. compost
  3. north quadrant
  4. worms
  5. organic
  6. organic farming
  7. seattle tilth

Comments


Seth says
found off my worms ...
source: seattle tilth

Worms

We sell worms! You can buy 1/3 of a pound of red wiggler worms for food waste composting for $11.00 in Suite 100 of the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Be sure to have a worm bin set up and ready to house them! Please call the Garden Hotline prior to stopping by to check availability: (206) 633-0224.


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Seth says
seth 2015-06-30 11:35:01 18484
4649 Sunnyside ave north.  50 the ... circle drive ... park in first lot ... ramp down ... double doors ... room 100.  till 5 pm


Seth says

This building used to be a convent where they sent pregnant girls.  Now it is being used by non-profit organizations and artists.  Seattle Tilth has their offices in the basement and a community farm and worm bins on the grounds.

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