The Allotment Wife

GOT DIRT? Easy Breezy Composting

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Gardeners Touch

Composting is free, easy to make and good for the environment – I’ve been doing it for years. Up until a week ago, I’ve taken grass clippings, coffee grinds, egg shells, and scraps from fruits and vegetables and dumped it into a pile behind my garden. Now that we have a few chickens, I also included the coop poop. Every couple of weeks I toss it with the pitch fork and wait for nature to do it’s magic and create a nutrient-rich humus for my garden.

I found some pallets that were in great condition and gave them to my husband to work his magic for me. Voila! Here, he created three bins so that there’s always one active pile, one that’s processing, and one to hold our black gold. The bins aren’t completely done yet – there’s still slats to be added to the fronts to hold everything in.

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Author: annebrooke

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

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