You may remember that at the end of last year, I added my old genuine rubber wellington boots to the compost heap? Rubber being a natural substance, it seemed the most fitting place for them to go.
Moving forward to today, I was taking out compost from the hatch on the compost bin when I pulled out one boot, still very much intact. So, it looks like we’re in for the long haul if these wellies are to rot down.
However, at least the compost bin has been turned somewhat, as I placed unfinished material into the top of the bin. And more fresh fodder was added in the form of chard, which is turning to seed – after I had picked off all of the seed heads!
Talking of stalks, I’m amazed by the rhubarb this year. Perhaps I simply never left it to mature sufficiently in the past but I am sure that the bokashi solids round the crown are the real reason for much thicker stalks than I’ve ever seen on the plant before.
Even my neighbour remarked at how well the rhubarb seemed to be doing this year. In fact, the whole garden is flourishing, so it feels as though I’ve turned a corner now. There is still lots of work to do but the soil is in much better condition and I understand what I can do with it.