In-Place Composting: Potting Soil?

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In-Place Composting

By orchidgal
November 22, 2014

If you are in the habit of throwing your kitchen waste down the garbage disposal, you are wasting valuable nutrients that would make your flowers and vegetables thrive. So, if you only have a little kitchen waste and not enough yard waste to compost, or if you don’t have a compost bin in your garden, you can do “in-place composting”.

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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Nov 25, 2014 9:17 PM CST
How can this be used with potting soil? I use a large container to make my potting soil mixture for my succulents. The container has drain holes to keep water from setting in it, though I try to keep it covered from the rain.
Can the potted plants be watered with a smoothie? Or is it too raw? Is there a way to age the smoothie for use with potted plants?

I really like this idea of yours Thumbs up and was just wondering how I could use it with potted plants.
Name: Elfrieda
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Nov 27, 2014 7:11 PM CST
I've never tried it on potted plants and would think it might be too strong. If the pots were very large and outside, perhaps a really diluted smoothie might be OK. I have such sandy soil so I'm just interested in adding nutrients to the flower beds or my raised veggie beds.
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