Once, after talking to many gardeners and asking questions about their composting methods (some very complicated), I wrote an article for the Anchorage Daily News.
Theoretically, If you put this sort of stuff:
Into one of these sorts of containers:
You might get these sorts of results:
But my favorite response was from a neighbor who said, “Oh yes I compost, I toss my apple cores under a bush.”
Looks like a book. It’s beautiful!
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Thanks Jane! Think of you each morning – always makes me happy to know you are near!
The result of our composting attempt in our Alaska back yard was a large pile of garbage with little squash and cantaloupe seeds sending up green shoots. Much the same, I imagine, as throwing the apple cores under the tree.
That does sound unappealing except the sprouts!
Much of our composting happens in the chicken yard. I, too, have been known to toss things the chickens won’t eat ender a bush.
I always love the variety of composting ways!