Not long ago I wrote 36 Things You Can Compost. Today I would like to share with you how easy composting can be. So many of us hear the words composting and we think, “I don’t have room for that”, or “yuck, smelly, and messy” Well I am going to try to debunk those myths.
Composting can be small and easy if you want it to be. It can be as easy as
- Collecting your kitchen scraps in a bowl or even plastic container with a lid (I did not just say plastic did I? Yes I did, better to reuse it for a non-food purpose than throw it away.)
- Empty the kitchen container into a larger container or a compost pile. I use both to tell the truth.
- Turn the compost pile occasionally(gardening can count for exercise).
- Let it cook
- Enjoy spreading it in your garden or compost in place.
I started off with a small garden in a town house when we were first married, I would compost the food in a 5 gallon bucket outside. Now I have a counter top composting crock. When that is full we empty, usually once a day, we empty it into our outside compost bin. Our outside bin is an old trash can that is cracked and full of holes on the bottom. This allows the water to permeate down and out. Water is a key component to composting. When our outside barrel is full we dump it onto our compost pile. Since I like to practice composting in place, our compost pile moves to where ever I am planning a new garden bed. This saves me time in moving the compost to the new bed once it is done.
How about you, do you compost? Do you plan on composting this year? Any good tips for composting? Share below.
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