Have you taken an inventory of the tools and supplies you use when you are working on your compost? Did you just shove everything in the corner of your garage or storage shed at the end of the season, intending to get back to them, but never remembered to do so? It’s never too late and you have a lot of time before the next gardening season is upon us.
For the moment, you can take stock of what you have, clean it up for the next season, and purchase the new things you would like to have in your “compost” arsenal.
Tool Tips for Compost Making
- Claw Fork Compost Turner
- Leaf Rake
- Hula Hoe (remember them?)
- Hose & Nozzle
- Compost Thermometer
- Compost Aerater
- Oil & Rags
- Toolbox or Crate
- Garden Shredder
- Garden Gloves
- Garden Boots
- Sun Hat
- Black Plastic Bags (for leaf mulch)
- A good book on How to Make Compost
- Sieve to sift out the larger twigs and pieces
- Compost Activator in case the temperature doesn’t rise
- Long & Short Handled Pruning Shears
Gather what you have together, inspect and clean each piece with your oil and rags (if appropriate), check for damaged tools and replace them as necessary, and buy whatever new things you would like to have for next season. You’ll be glad you took the time to do this now when that first sunny day arrives and your ready to get busy in your garden!