Composting For My Organic Garden

 

My family and I in North Carolina have been composting and recycling our wasted food for 20 years.

 

Mostly kitchen scraps, excluding meat and animal fat. It’s easy, you just toss your eggshells, fruit peels, veggie ends, tea bags, coffee grounds, into a bowl. I keep mine by the sink. Once it is full I take it outside to my composter. Mine was provided by the county, the agricultural extension office has composting classes and offers composters.

My composting bin

My composter

Composting my wasted food all my life is good for my organic garden.

 

I raised a family, so we have always had lots of kitchen waste. It made me feel good that I was keeping this from going into a landfill. I also do not have garbage pickup and composting reduced the amount of waste I had to take to the dump. The composting in this way, requires minimal attention and enriches the soil. I move it once a year to a different and it helps improve the health of my yard. Another type of composting I use is yard waste, piles of leaves, sticks, and grass. It creates habitats for wildlife. I often do this in the winter so that insects and animals have a shelter from the cold. The piles breakdown and you can add to them or build new ones in different spots. I compost in a very low maintenance way. It doesn’t have to be
complicated. There are different ways to compost both kitchen and yard waste. Mike McGrath has some interesting ideas about it!

Start composting your food waste today and use it for your organic garden soil in the future.

 

Love,

Earthmum

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