Easiest Ever Compost

Composting is not an imitation of nature. Cold composting is. Hot composting is a far different process and is not normally a naturally occurring thing.

Bealtaine Cottage ~ Home of Goddess Permaculture and Earth Healing

Compost is made in two ways here at Bealtaine Cottage.

new compost heap bordered with willow at Bealtaine CottageThe first is what most people would imagine is the only way…certainly the one favoured in all the gardening books…where everything is kept neat and stacked and covered and turned and generally fiddled about with!

Bealtaine Cottage compostYes, I have one of those heaps on the go and yes it works great…if one is in a hurry for the finished product; rich, crumbly, dark and nutritious food for plants!

Bealtaine Cottage wheelbarrow to compost heapHowever, I have just begun to uncover my lazy compost…where I have done zilch in terms of work, throwing all the garden wastes into an ever-expanding mound of general untidiness!

Lazy Compost at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture GardensPushing back the top layer of waste and flinging it back into the mound on the far-side, I uncovered this superb compost yesterday!

Easiest ever compost at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture GardensVegetable beds are being topped up as wheel-barrow after wheel-barrow is pushed around the gardens.

seedlings in tunnel at Bealtaine CottageLooking at the amount of…

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  1. Yep, recommend the lazy way too! For easy sieving -if that’s not too much work- use an old piece of chicken wire (gaps about inch and a half) big enough to cover wheelbarrow and a bit more. Attach 4 pieces of 2 by 2, or similar to make a frame. Place on wheelbarrow, pile up with some compost and sieve away! Wheel the super sieved compost to the required place and chuck the bigger stuff back on a heap to further rot. Someone showed me this trick the other day!

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  2. Hi, I am from Florida, in USA. I found your videos on you-tube this past summer and enjoy them so much. Bealtaine Cottage is a beautiful place. I look each day to see if you have posted more videos. Thanks for all.

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