Gardening Blog: frosty earth and successful compost

Gardening Blog: frosty earth and successful compost


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This week in the gardens, we’ve been admiring how beautiful the site looks covered in frost. Although the hard frost has hit many of the early flowering plants, hardier ones like greater periwinkle recover well. Surprisingly, some vegetables, like brussel sprouts, parsnips and purple sprouting broccoli are said to taste better after a frost.

We also turned the compost. Turning the compost is something we try to do at least monthly at CAT to speed up the composting process by increasing aeration of the compost which keeps the heat up to kill off the weeds.