That time of the year again when I clean out my compost pile.
During the summer, lawn mowing clippings and the such go into the blue garbage can to start the composting. When it gets to a certain point, I dump it on the ground. In the fall, shredded leaves get mixed in for the long winter’s rest.
Lawn clippings also get used as cover in the garden and mixed into the soil.
The white bucket gets the kitchen waste with green lawn clippings mixed in.
WOW !!! Not much there this year. I usually mow and shred all of my leaves but last year I needed to get the yard work done early and didn’t want to get behind with bad weather so most of the leaves got bagged and put out at the curb.
This is how much I got this year. I did an extra screening and got all very good, fine material. This will get dumped in the wheelbarrow and get mixed with some store bought potting material for the wife to pot plants.
All cleaned up.
Pulled these huge grubs out of the pile.
The neighbor had just got back from fishing when I saw them and didn’t need any bait. Grubs were magical bait when I was a kid !!
This is normally what the pile looks like at the end of the fall with all of the leaves added in.
I will say, that for being the “worst” compost pile I’ve had, this was the best managed one and the easiest to work with in the spring.