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.
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!