I wish I had a regular compost pile, but here in suburbia I have no room, and it can be unsightly, hoping I can find a spot. usually I think a shrub, tree or compost pile? The former two usually win out. I also wish I had a source of manure besides bagged. I have my dog but everybody is against using dog poop. Chance of parasites, although my dog is wormed monthly with his heartworm meds (a dewormer is in with the heartworm preventative). I treat my dog because my last dog got heartworm, and it was totally my fault, then died of a heart attack. Years later, he was cured,(treatment cost $700.00), but his heart was still damaged.He was 12 years old, not bad for an Aussie. Still he would have lived longer if not for me not treating him for heartworm. Never again, my dogs are treated.
I have been doing this for 6 years now, and this week I have been prepping the soil I had blackberries in for honeyberries and serviceberries. The soil is super rich on top now, it’s working well. I noticed digging a hole to put my serviceberry plant in the ground. It’s raining now, which is good.