Every year I produce good quality compost. It steams when I turn it. It's scentless and beautiful when completed - rich and black and finely crumbly.
Which was useful when we had an allotment. Less so now we don't because although plants in our garden might be grateful for its nutrition there's no space between them to dig it in.
I've tried plonking it on top of the ground hoping some of the goodness will seep down when it rains. There are several problems with this; the dominant two being
a.) It solidifies to cow-pat consistency and forms a crust over the earth.
and b.) The ground gets higher each year so plants land up living in little dips.
I've tried mixing this kind of compost with spent potting compost to thin it down - which helps somewhat; but after a while the thin potting variety washes away and one is left with 'proper' compost (i.e. the stuff I make) on the surface after all.
Surely the answer isn't simply to give all our vegetable waste to the council to take away?
(Don't say give it to a deserving gardener - I don't know any.)