Saturday, 23 May 2009

Bed number Four, May 12th

... if you don't count the flower bed. This one for French beans. Those black bags on the left are full of couch grass clumps - there are another five or six bags around the garden. I'm going to add some yarrow (supposed to be a magically good compost activator) and some water, then seal them up and pile them in the corner for a year or two. Unless someone has tried this, and thinks it's a waste of time? I'm already regretting trying the couch-in-bin-of-water technique - I now have a very stinky bin of goop that I'm not quite sure how to handle.


  1. Try diluting the liquid from the goop bin by adding it to your watering can whenever you water your plants and add the goop to your compost bin or to a few of those bin liners filled with the roots. If you have another bin available you can decant the liquid into that which should make the separation easier.

    Hope this helps :)

  2. Thanks for the tips, Kella, I'll do those things!

  3. Sometimes when (my husband) Duck comes to see what I'm up to in the garden, I say 'I'm happy! I'm playing with dirt!' - I can see I'll be doing some serious playing-with-goop quite soon. :D
    Ewwww, stinky!

  4. Yeah its a stinky job but someone got to do it ;)