Autumn clearup continues in the golden sunshine - another load off to the compost heap. Not the most glamourous part of flower farm life, but important.
Compost Corner' creates the rich mulch we use for our flowers. It's the powerhouse enabling us to grow so many flowers in a small area (around 1 acre intensively) without nasty chemical fertilisers. And composting is important for the planet too. Composting organic material such as leaves, plant stems, grass clippings & cardboard captures carbon & improves the soil too.
The alternative - sending biodegradeable materials to landfill - increases methane production, a more harmful gas for climate change than carbon dioxide.
So much of the coverage of Climate Change can make me feel overwhelmed, helpless to do anything. The truth needs to be told but it's hard to hear.
And composting is a small, domestic level action easily taken that makes a difference to the bigger picture too.
Any questions on composting, feel free to ask.
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.