It seems that the seeds that were in my compost last year have worked their way through, as the garden isn’t inundated with chard wherever the bin has stood recently. So when I turned and moved it yesterday, I decided to leave some of its contents on the top of the soil.

This is the spot where I had planned to put two more tomato plants, so some of the compost has been turned in. However, there is about an inch or so left over most of this patch.

The birds had clearly been at it during the day – there was quite a bit on one of the stepping stones which I hadn’t left there – which has got me wondering. Do they know that there might be a feast of worms underneath the mulch or were they in search of seeds?

I doubt of course that the worms will have appeared that quickly but if the birds are helping themselves to any remaining seeds, that can only be a good thing!


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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