Dung Repository!

You read it correctly! On a recent visit to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington I snapped this picture of GW's compost heap! (I can't help it, I get excited). Way back then he was experimenting with soil fertility and sustainable farming techniques. Whattaguy !

This brings me back home. I have been making a good effort to practice "no dig" gardening wherever possible, so have laid carpet and roofing felt around in permanent paths, and do not walk on my veggie beds. I have laid compost and manure on the surface and let the worms do the rest. It really does work!

On the subject, I am about to gain custody of a straw bale in the next couple of days - blog readers will know why.... Posted by Picasa