I finished off constructing the compost bins laying paving slabs as a base. The pallets were wired together and I thought that someone had taken one of them. It took me a moment to realise the bins were wired together in a row and the side of one was also the side of the other bin. So I need another pallet. I moved three of the comfrey butts into the compost bay and this tidied them up rather well giving me the idea of leaving them there unless I need another compost bay later in the year.
I scattered some of the Jerusalem artichokes round the back of the compost bays so that they would grow and shield the bays from prying eyes. One of these days I will harvest some Jerusalem artichokes and make some soup with them. Still getting through the parsnips at the moment, though.
I then put a path to the shed so that I do not constantly tread all over the comfrey. I dug over the comfrey bed straightening up the lines to make it easier to hoe and fork along them. As I replanted the comfrey, I put some mychorrhizal fungi in the planting holes. Hopefully this will help the comfrey forage for nutrients, incorporate them into their leaves and give me high nutrient tea when I rot the leaves down in the butts. I wanted to take some photographs of the comfrey bed now that I have tidied it up but I forgot to take the camera.
I also wanted to take a picture of the compost I have made just by piling up a heap of waste plant material. I have not done anything special to the compost and it has turned out particularly well. I will have to do that on Monday too.
The nettles are coming along fine now. I was going to transplant some of these to beside the shed but I did not have time. I will do that on Monday.
A beautiful day down at the allotment; spring is certainly on the way.
A new allotment committee will be elected at the end of March and I am thinking of standing. We will see.