National Compost Awareness Week at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture Smallholding, Ireland

This is National Compost Awareness Week and I’m planting potatoes today, so, decided to break into one of the four compost heaps I started last year.

Here it is…

This compost is still quite bulky, but is perfect for potato planting and covering. It’s packed with goodness!

The method I use for composting is a simple one called Cold Composting…that means just stacking it and topping it up, no turning and eventually thatching it.

This protects it from the worst of the elements!

This is planting potatoes the permaculture way…

First I lay cardboard on the ground.

Spread compost on the top, followed by the spuds, then more compost!

Thank you for supporting Bealtaine Cottage

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  1. Could I start sweet potato slips this way?
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    I have never grown sweet potatoes, so have no first hand advice on this plant…but I would certainly try. That is how good growing practice is established. Plan a test bed and keep a record of growth.
    Bealtaine Blessings
    Colx

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