My plan is to dig four large beds in the allotment. Each one of these wil be 7m x 4.5m. I have been slowly digging my way through the first bed removing all the grass and as many roots as possible by hand
I’m pleased to have got this done – 30 hours work over about 4 weeks. I can now plant some Broad Beans to overwinter, but I think I’m a bit late for anything else. Still it will be ready for the spring!
So I’ve been digging slowly and removing all the grass and I have filled up my compost bin after having done about a quarter of my first bed
I scoured the internet for a new compost bin and brought one online from Primrose.co.uk. I’m please with it it arrived flatpacked! and was very easy to put together:
I have worked out that it is three times bigger than my existing bin. This means that it should take all the grass I dig out of the rest of my bed. It was rather expensive though at £35.99 plus p&p
I was talking to the other men on the allotment while I was waiting for my compost bin to be delivered and they told me I should build a compost bin out of old pallets. Pity I didn’t ask the before buying this.
I am a bit worried as this is the first of four beds on my allotment so I am concerned that I will not have any compost space for when I dig my future beds. I don’t know how long will take for the compost to rot down.