We’re working on improving our compost management at the farm, which means we need to start turning the pile more often. We’ve been more mindful of adding in the proper components (green matter, manure, hay, etc.), and we even ordered a compost thermometer to make sure we’re getting the pile up to temperature (to terminate weed seeds). If there is one thing we learned this year, it’s that having clean compost is a game changer, but it sure is costly to purchase by the semi load. If we can get this process down, it will lay the foundation for healthy crops. We have a lot more to learn, but this batch should be decent enough for our fall planting of garlic, which we mulch, so the weed seeds aren’t quite as problematic. You really can’t underestimate the value of quality soil, and it’s so worth the time we invest.


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