A Quick Tip About Compost: A great way to compost

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A Quick Tip About Compost

By plantladylin
July 12, 2012

Compost, Compost, Compost! No need for a special bin. Just find a corner somewhere in the yard away from the house, and start a pile of leaves and food scraps (but no dairy or bones). Pile on another layer of leaves and let it bake. No need to even turn the pile, it will eventually decompose for wonderful compost.

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jul 12, 2012 6:10 AM CST
This is how I have been composting for years. Just out in the open, left to the elements. So easy and it makes fantastic compost for the garden where everything growing loves it too!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2012 8:01 AM CST
Christine, I agree ... a very easy and natural way of composting.
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 12, 2012 10:57 AM CST
Yup, no muss, no fuss. Jest as nat'ul as dirt. Thumbs up
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Name: BlueFox
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BlueFox
Jul 16, 2012 8:37 AM CST
In my climate, which has really cold winters, I collect all my winter composting scraps in a big garbage container, and then once it's thawed out I bury the stinking mess deep in an existing compost pile. Within a week or two, the worms have found it and it's transformed into rich black nutritious mulch. I also make compost tea with it, for feeding tomato plants, and other crops that like a good fertilizing regime.
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Sep 11, 2013 2:41 PM CST
If you pile it, it will rot.
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plantladylin
Sep 11, 2013 2:56 PM CST
RickCorey said:If you pile it, it will rot.

And Rot, And Rot, And Rot ... into really good stuff! Green Grin!

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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Sep 11, 2013 3:27 PM CST
That might be why I resist sheet composting and lasagna gardening. I would not get to play with that lovely black stuff!

I can almost hear the soil microbes clamoring for it, like baby birds cawing for worms.

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