The bad news is not many people showed up and the presenters were late. The good news is for us diehard composter wannabes who braved temperatures in the 90s, we got personalized attention from Minnie McMahon, the intern that oversees the garden, and I was able to get one of the garden plots.
That’s my plot right there with my name on the stick.
Here are a few pictures of the garden. (Hover to get a description of the picture and click on image to get a larger view)
In my own little compost world, I’m going to dump the compost from my leaf bag even though everything is not totally broken down yet.
As you can see, the contents have shrunken down to about 30 percent of the total amount of stuff that went into it (all the growth from the trees along the side of the garage, my neighbor’s grass clippings, miscellaneous weeds and trimmings from the yard, food scraps including the rind from a watermelon and two cantaloupes, shredded newspaper and computer paper, dirt from dead plants, a sprinkling of peat moss), and everything is nice and dark. And, yes, this little bit of compost did get up to at least 120 on multiple days.
The weather’s been so hot, I’m sure it won’t be long before it’s totally broken down. Plus, my next batch of greens is coming.