|First mow a path.|
"It will take more manure to compost it properly." he says. "It occurred to me that this was the case, in the previous year."
If we use less manure during the composting process, we can use our compost as a good potting soil for all kinds of plants. If we use more manure, the compost will be richer in nutrients, which makes a good potting soil improver.
This is a general rule that always needs correction. Because it is also true that with composting poor grasses we use more fertilizer. With rich grasses we use less. Experience teaches a lot. It teaches you what to do to get the result you want.
"The next year I start mowing until the end of June." he said then. "I can make beautiful packets of the hay and the processing is much easier. That hay is wonderful stuff to compost."
And now we have a big stock of compost. We no longer have to worry about supplementing the required amount. Out of approximately 12 m3 of grass and hay Hendrik made about 4 m3 of compost. For this he did not use more than 120 liters of wet manure.
|In pots. June 2014.|