This is the time of year when I do a lot of digging.
I have to bring in all me tender plants that will not survive the winter outside.
So when these plants are dug up and brought in, there are empty holes.
This is the perfect time to amend the soil for next year’s planting.
I start out by throwing in a few shovel fulls of nasty compost.
This gets chopped up and mixed with some of the removed soil.
Then I top this off with some seasoned bunny litter.
More dirt and mixing.
Then the hole gets filled in with the remaining original soil.
There is a science to this messiness.
My compost is never seasoned enough nor balanced before going into the ground.
Therefore, I have to chop it up in the hole
and mix it with soil to get the bacteria in good contact.
Too much of a good thing is a bad thing.
Re-nitrification first involves de-nitrification.
Never put unseasoned compost near a plant. It needs to decompose.
Also, the bunny litter on top tends to discourage the critters
that would love to dig up the slimy fruits and veggies for a nasty feast.
Come next spring, the soil in these holes will be fertile and full of worms.
This is my dirty way of preparing for spring as everything dies.
FLOWER surviving the fall.