Barney’s Blog 6 – Compost and party time

Well, the sun has gone missing again soon after it finally peeked its head out from between those stubborn clouds. Here at REAP we’re currently taking a couple of weeks’ break from Grow Elgin sessions and either taking a well deserved holiday or getting fully caught up with all our desk based work.

Since my last blog I have however made it out and about a little; two raised bed parties and the third round of our gardening courses to be precise. As a starter, here’s some photos of Pitgaveney:

Pitgaveney

Work begins on the construction site

raised bed,herb spiral session- pitgaveny house 06.07 (5)(1)

And lo and behold, in the blink of an eyelid

 

 

 

 

 

Here's ones we made earlier (back in May at the Open Day, to be precise)

Here’s ones we made earlier (back in May at the Open Day, to be precise)

A cornucopia of delights

A cornucopia of delights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round three of the gardening course was all about composting, a subject most dear to our hearts. We started off with some questions: why, how, what, where…

Playing the compost quiz – yes, no or maybe? It’s amazing how much stuff you can compost, though be wary of a few things

Dorothy's compost collection

Dorothy’s compost collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then we showed off the great system at the Community Garden, lots of bins in series, each at a different stage of readiness, as well as separate containers for leaf mould and comfrey and nettle teas. Tina the chief composter onsite provided some great tips too. Ta ta for now.

A fantastic system at the Community Garden - these type of bins are splendid

A fantastic system at the Community Garden – these type of bins are splendid by the way

Beastie-tastic!

Beastie-tastic!