As the outdoor season began a few months ago, I began to prepare the substrate that I would use to fill the pots.
As every year, I reuse the substrate from the previous season, tearing the loaves well, removing the trunk and the large roots.
Here you see my area where all the organic waste from home, garden, garden, etc., goes that is, all the herbs, leaves, plant remains.
With an old door and a mesh I use it as a sieve to separate the parts that have not yet been composted and only take advantage of the thinner soil, this will mix 50% with the old substrate, also the one I use in the indoor crops that I make in winter
To the mixture I will add a couple of carts of mixed horse / goat manure for a minimum of 1 year and a good handful of iron sulphate because it lowers the pH of the substrate and as it is chelated it is a good contribution of iron because in my zone the water and the earth are very loaded with calcium carbonates with a pH of 7.8,his mixture will be composting until the month of June.
Every year I have to prepare more substrate, because my mother tried it 2 years ago for her ornamental plants and to which I am confused she has loaded half a pile