Our city has a great service for gardeners.
A free compost site.
People bring plant material to the site.
The city piles all the plant material into rows, and turns the rows until it becomes compost.
The compost is put into a pile for residents to take home to their gardens.
On Sunday, we backed the truck up to the compost pile and started shoveling.
We put tarps on the bottom. Not because we think it will keep the truck bed clean. It doesn't. Because when you get down to the last bit when unloading, you can just pull the tarp out of the truck and not have to sweep together the last bit to be able to shovel it.
Loaded and ready to head home.
We backed the truck up to our garden and unloaded.
We removed the last two pea stakes to be able to open the tail gate.
I recently posted about "harvesting" soil from our wild area for the new planting bed. While I filled the holes with a lot of plant material, the holes made it a bit hazardous to walk there. My wonderful husband was right in suggesting we fill in the holes and level the area better.
There is more leveling to do but I'm planning to use some of the compost in other parts of the garden too.
My WH counted 12 FULL wheel barrels from the load. Plus, I filled several buckets to carry compost to different places in the garden.
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