Which veg' for the compost heap?

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Kleftiwallah

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Which veg' for the compost heap?
« on: March 26, 2020, 18:04 »
Tomorrow I hope to finish sieving the contents of the compost heap.  Is there a particular vegetable that would thrive when planted on this ground where the heap was being very firm and full of goodness? or should I dig it over to loosen the soil?

Cheers,  Tony.


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Re: Which veg' for the compost heap?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 21:33 »
If I was you I would plant squash / pumpkins they love a compost heap. The oldest / best compost is always at the bottom.   

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Re: Which veg' for the compost heap?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 21:34 »
Squash would do well or if itís very hard sprouts or other brassicas they like very firm ground
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Re: Which veg' for the compost heap?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 21:44 »
Squash would do well or if itís very hard sprouts or other brassicas they like very firm ground

Brassicas would get eaten alive with pests unless you had good netting. How hard the soil is really is not a issue roots will find a way. A example I have 2" of hardcore under my back garden put in with a "Wacker plate" we still get bramble runners coming thru it !

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Re: Which veg' for the compost heap?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 14:35 »
Thanks for all those suggestions, Brussel sprouts and purple sprouting it shall be.

Cheers,  Tony.
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