Two weeks ago we prepared our compost hot beds in the greenhouse. Compost hot beds are essentially layers of horse manure and leaves. As the manure and leaves decompose, they give off heat and carbon dioxide, both of which are beneficial for recently germinated seedlings. We will continue to add layers of manure, leaves, and a little bit of water throughout the spring to keep up the composting action. When the composting process is done we will have a great soil amendment to use on the farm!