It’s time to crack open the compost and see what’s inside. This particular compost pile hasn’t been used for a long time. It’s my neighbour’s and he kindly allowed me to meddle in it. He’s been adding kitchen waste, Christmas trees, horse manure and lawn cuttings to it for the past 5 years! He didn’t have a kitchen garden so he had no reason to use it. Until now! We opened it up and found this lovely dark, crumbly compost. It went straight on to the garden to let the worms do their job. This is how compost should be.