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Composting the vineyards

 

30 tonnes of organic compost was delivered at the beginning of this year. Working out how to distribute it onto the vineyards when we don’t own any equipment to do so took some working out, but we got there in the end.

So here is the organic compost, made of vegetable and plant matter.  It is well composted and smells wonderful – sort of mushroomy with  pine and forest floor.

We borrowed a tip up trailer that was narrow enough to fit between the vines in the Carignan vineyard and hired a bobcat to load it.

We composted every second row. Here is the trailer about to start to discharge its load in the Carignan vineyard.And here is the compost, evenly spread in the vineyard.

See ‘compost – the movie’ for more information on our facebook page!