Though the passionfruit vine is trying to hog the show (and take over the world!), I'm here to talk about that compost pile hiding over there. 'Cause compost is the REAL star of the show on our little homestead, or jone of this would be possible... or, it wouldn't be anywhere near as happy and healthy at least. Between the compost we generate in this bin, the tumbler, and the worm castings/tea created from the worm bin, we keep our soil, plants, and soil food web as happy as a clam. Or, happy as a compost worm Info on all methods mentioned under #deannacompost.
I just posted a whole string of videos for a Story Highlight on how we built up a new hot compost pile this weekend. I made another similar highlight previously, but I went into more depth this time about using companion plants like marigolds and calendula, dynamic accumulators like yarrow, borage and comfrey, and nitrogen fixers like fava beans to feed your pile, rather than just food scraps and whatnot (those too though!) Plus, we sourced some organic barley straw (thanks @buildasoil) this time around, rather than the bales at our local farm supply that have undergone unknown treatment. It's not an ideal thing to buy online so we will try to find a no-spray source locally, but didn't have any luck yet. For a detailed description on hot composting, swipe right. Look for the video shown under #deannacompost, the one with the thermometer reading 160°F