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May 17, 2020 8:50 AM CST
Seattle, WA (Zone 8b)
Few of my friends just mix veggie scraps into the soil directly. I was wondering how we can make compost from our daily veggie scraps.
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May 17, 2020 10:30 AM CST
Name: Mone
Chicago between O'Hare & Lake (Zone 6a)
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Welcome!

There are several ways one can make compost, and I have done them practically all:

- mix kitchen scraps in the soil directly as your friends do
- bury them in the garden wherever there is a bare spot
- dump them in my compost bins when I run out of bare soil, especially in the spring when every inch in my garden is occupied.

I don't sweat the stuff; compost happens in nature all the time. Gardening is supposed to be relaxing. I do not worry too much about it and enjoy the experience.

Happy Gardening!
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May 17, 2020 1:22 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Here, somebody or something might dig the compost up. My brother tried this, I don't know if his method works as well as mine. But I have better flowers on limited land, he has one acre. More land to burry things, I have a small lot. Much smaller.
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May 18, 2020 4:14 AM CST
Name: Mone
Chicago between O'Hare & Lake (Zone 6a)
Plumerias Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Bee Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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SoCalGardenNut said:Here, somebody or something might dig the compost up. ............. I have a small lot. Much smaller.


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I usually lay bricks, wood boards, etc. over my buried kitchen scraps to keep critters from digging up the compost.
nodding I live in the city, so my garden is very small. My lot is 34' x 125' house and garage included. Rolling on the floor laughing Other than the sidewalks, a small patio, and rows of rain barrels, every square inch of land is planted. My garden is stuffed to the gill. Rolling on the floor laughing


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