-I've written about composting before but I have more to say, so here I go.
-This past Winter was the first time that I've composted throughout the year. Before then it was just Spring and Summer. I really started to notice at the beginning of the Winter, that our regular household garbage accumulation was starting to increase. So all-year composting began. Trudging through the backyard in the snow, cold, and sometimes darkness was not fun at all. I seriously considered giving up Winter composting, but I stuck it out and I had a great start to my Spring/Summer compost. I'm in love with composting.
-Composting is pretty simple. Collection, watering, turning, letting the compost be. I have 2 compost bins in the backyard. I dump the waste in one, while the other full bin is left to do it's job of decomposing. Of course, no animal products are included, other then egg shells. If it hasn't rained for awhile I'll pull out the hose and water each compost, once a week, which has been good so far. I also do my best to remember to leave the compost tops off, to catch any rainfall.
-The end results are amazing. The smell, the texture, the colour, blows my mind. It smells like a healthy earth. Which makes sense because of course the scraps came from the earth. I love running my hands through the finished product to really appreciate it. It still amazes me every time I spread a finished compost, that I have this nutritious plant feed to utilize. I use it for the garden and my potted plants, which are flourishing. I also love knowing that I've done my part to keep as much of my garbage out of the landfills as possible. It's not a lot, but it is my small part to help the earth.
Are you a composter & what do you love about it? If not, what's holding you back (no judgement, just wondering :))?
Till next time,