Thursday, April 8, 2010


Yes, I am writing to you about my compost pile.

You see, I am just so incredibly proud of it. Last weekend I planted part of my salad garden, the early vegetables, and I used my first-ever compost in the bed.

After turning the pile a few times since the weather turned warm, I could see that I had soil in the front and on the bottom of the pile. So, I brought the wheelbarrow down, shoveled in what I could, and pushed it back up the hill to my garden bed by the house.

There are a few visible egg shells and peach pits, but otherwise, it looks like dirt. I was so excited, and I called Husband and O. to come look! I don't even have a bin or compost turner, just a pile tucked away from sight.

My arugula and radishes are sprouting, as you can see.

I think I need to run out now and peer lovingly at my compost-turned-soil. Just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

1 comment :

  1. I love my compost pile and to any gardener it is pure gold. In 1989 we moved and the home had about a HUGE, about 5 yds, compost pile. My husband was so happy.

    Well we moved again in 2000 and they first thing we did was build another compost pile!



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