Compost

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.”

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Compost

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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