Sunday, July 6, 2014

Composting in place status.

Back in January I dumped leaves in a low spot in my yard with the hopes that they would compost in place.

It looked like this at the time.
January 2014
Six months have passed and it looks like this now.
June 2014
It's not nearly as deep as it was, but it still has the appearance of shredded leaves. 
The chickens get into these leaves and dig everyday.  Maybe once a month or so I have to get the rake and move the leaves off of the stone border. 

It's a lousy picture, but the ground under the leaves actually appears to be damp and dark.  Prior to dumping leaves here it was dry, hard, and tan. 
I'd say that it's an improvement, but I'm thinking that it's going to be a while until I can grow grass here.

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