Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:19
I wish I'd known about all the creepy crawlies that contribute to making compost, before I'd started. I'm a big animal and insect lover so never kill anything (even daddy long legs get politely and gently escorted off the premises if one gets in an open window)....however I'm a bit, well, scared of things that wiggle, move quickly, and look like they are miniatures from a horror film! I know that they are probably more scared of me than I am of them, and they are harmless, and that some are essential for compost, but they just freak me out! The last time I tried to shovel compost out from the bottom a little newt came trotting out. I think they heard my scream in the space station! Ridiculous I know. I'm going to try and grow a pair otherwise I'll never make use of the lovely compost that's forming!