A satisfying, if grubby evening at the Hill tonight. Once I cycled there, the job I wanted to tackle was to empty the compost bin that has been working away for the last few months – mainly as I have no room at all in the other bin for cuttings & weeds which makes keeping the plot tidy rather tricky.
It was a lot easier to empty this one than the other – it was just a case of undoing a couple of wire ties & taking off the front pallet. It was even easier to empty out & ferry in the big bucket to bed a2 (which will be spuds next year) as Jason (behind retired Maureen) had come up to chat about this & that & was press-ganged into giving me a hand with the heavy bucket.
Once the bin was reassembled, I started to fill it again with grass & flower cuttings from the front of the plot, bolting swiss chard, & the rather satisfying addition of one of the gooseberry bushes – which was much easier to dig up with the fork than I thought.
I picked a few RUNNER BEANS (reg next plot), a COURGETTE (green bush), a LETTUCE (little gem), a CUCUMBER (tasty burpless) & some sweetpeas before watering the prize pumpkin with a disgustingly smelly comfrey feed, before making my less than fragrant way home…