February is the ideal time to implement the compost that has been deposited from last year. You can find out how to do this here.Implement compost in February
February is therefore the ideal time because as a gardener in the approaching spring, the most nutritious soil possible is once again needed to sow plants, vegetables, salads and fruit. If you start moving the compost early, you can also extract valuable soil from it several times a year. For this, however, an adequate supply of oxygen is necessary by repositioning several times. And we would now like to explain a little more exactly how this shifting should be done.
Implement compost - step by step instructions
In frosty February there is usually always enough time for the compost to be moved. The best way to do this is as follows:
Pull the compost upwards and dismantle the compost cone layer by layer.
Throw the nutrient-rich compost through a sieve, because this gives you very fine soil. Carefully sort out large stones, branches and non-rotted plant parts and dispose of them if necessary.
If you have cleared your compost again for the first time in February, you can then layer the sorted plant residues, which still need a certain amount of time to rot, again at the bottom.
You should also add a little damp soil to this lower layer (leftover compost), because this will speed up the next rotting process.
You can now distribute the finely screened compost soil evenly over the beds. Important: also apply compost in the greenhouse or cold frame. You should also keep a little of the finely screened compost for growing indoor plants or cuttings.
If the surface of the earth is not frozen, it is best to work the compost in with a rake so that it settles better. With the snow cover closed, however, you should not spread any compost!
Afterwards you should now also check the compost bin for its durability and if necessary carry out repair work on it.
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