The compost above was ready last fall. I saved some for spring planting projects. We used it to prepare a new planting location by tilling it in, also to mulch around new plants. Today we mixed it with water that had been left out in buckets for several days, then used the mix to water plants.

We place a good scoop into a mesh laundry bag and squeeze it into a bucket of water.

Water the plants. Any solid material left over in the mesh bag after watering goes into the compost pile with new vegetarian kitchen scraps. This pile will be mixed with leaves in the fall.

We have been learning about composting for several years now. This has been a very helpful book: Composting (Bob’s Basics)

Bottom 3 images by Monica.