I had been hoping my next door neighbour would be out this morning – because I had a plan.
But what’s so wrong in that?
Certainly, my neighbour was intrigued. So, I explained to her that I was building a hugel bed. That the wood at the bottom would act as a sponge to hold water, especially useful considering how dry the garden gets. Then the vegetation would be a mini compost heap under the soil.
I omitted that on this occasion I had a secret ingredient. And fortunately she went inside for long enough for me to put it in…..
I was a bit nervous myself about putting any bokashi mix directly into the ground in case it attracts rats. So, I didn’t want to worry my neighbour. However, I took out the top layer of the bin and put that in the new bin I have started, working on the principle that what was underneath had surely been fermented enough to be of no danger now.
Anyway, I quickly covered the bokashi mix with newspaper and manure, then put the soil from the trench back on top.