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Composting at Chard Farm Working the compost at Chard Farm

making compost down on the Farm

its always fun making the compost at Chard. We use the grape pressings and add in various green waste, saw dust and lime to make it all ferment properly. It gets damned hot in there as you can see by the images!  The compost is turned over 3 - 4 times a year. A most unusual smell at present but in a few months it’s that lovely rich moist soil smell.  We apply it to our vines to help build up organic matter in the soil. It's great as a spread over our gardens as well as it boosts the soil and suppresses the weeds.


 

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