Here's some more on my moving the spent compost from one of the hotbeds in the tunnel.
I decided I'd put the compost on the outside bed that I'd recently put about 4 inches of fresh seaweed and then thick cardboard on top. It will go over the cardboard as a surface mulch because it hasn't broken down a lot.
I will later be building 2 hotbeds side by side where the Celeric is growing. These will be along the north edge of this bed, running east to west so that I can angle the hotbed such that the south edge will be lower than the north to take advantage of the low winter sun.
Here's my hotbed in 2014
So, after a bit of moving stuff from here to there - story of my life! we now have a direct route from the tunnel to the bed, making life easier.
If you're interested, there are some pictures of this hotbed being built in January/February 2015
So on the bed, there are 2 half barrels, one will be for carrots and the other for parsnips
After about 8 barrowloads there is compost to a depth of 2 to 3 inches but it started to rain so I stopped for the day.
Back in the tunnel, taking all that compost out hasn't made much of a dent in the depth of it.
That just shows how it gets compressed as it decomposes. I need to remove this stuff because I will start building my hotbeds this month and it makes sense to build in the tunnel first because it is sheltered in there and will keep the heat in more.
I'll soon be sowing seeds in modules and they will sit on the warming manure. I'll also be starting some early growing of potatoes in pots a'la Nicky Kyle - see below, and they will sit on the hotbed.
For more information on growing early cropping Potatoes, see Nicky Kyle's blog - The Vegetable Garden in January - 2017, about 2/3 of the way down.
Retired, I have a 9 rod Allotment with a Greenhouse and a Polytunnel and love growing food.