Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Garbage In - Garbage Out!

I have a most reliable composting system on the go. Within about 6 weeks I can degrade nearly anything (I choose) into compost. This includes all the surplus from the kitchen - including tomatoes, which are supposedly too acidic to degrade properly. All the lawn clippings go in, and make it wonderfully HOT!

However, this time I have a problem. The compost that I spread on the newly tilled green bean bed, and the newly tilled broccoli bed, have been overwhelmed with tomato seedlinga. Hundreds of them. I have now weeded this lot, but know that in two weeks time there will be another green carpet.

Perhaps, I should rethink my attitude to the inclusion of tomatoes. These beds I show you here are meant to grow Broccoli and Cauliflower, which are in this little lot somewhere.


head in the sun said...

Whoa - that's a lot of tomato seedlings!
Maybe you could get one of those whiz sticks and whiz them all up before they go in the compost - i dunno if that would get all the seeds though.

Julie said...

I suspect not. It only took 10 mins to weed. And I will have another 10 min session this coming weekend. Pfffft!

Kay L. Davies said...

Looks like your decision will be for leaving the tomatoes out of the compost.
Very cute little seedlings, though. So pretty and green. :)
Luv, K

Julie said...

Weeds is weeds, Kay. I don't want them to grow in the bed, but I DO want their goodness in my compost. I will deal with it.