The beauty of composting

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© Ann Reece
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I enjoy composting and the results of it enriching the soil in gardens plus it is a way to help the earth by recycling cut grasses and food scraps of veggies and egg shells, which add a lot of nutrients to the compost. But do not add meats or dairy, it is not good for the compost! Frequent watering helps the mixture to 'cook' and breaks it down until it looks like enriched soil.

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  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Sep 2011):

    We've been composting for years and I agree....it makes the best soil! No meat or dairy. Good shot of a wonderful process!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (11 Sep 2011):

    Hear! Hear! Everyone is too intent on throwing everything in the garbage can, recyclables included. 30+ years ago we had a compost heap of only grass clippings. Susan put in a couple of tomato plants and it yielded bucketsful.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Sep 2011):

    I remember my father-in-law used to have a compost and they had a wonderful garden from the nutrients. Great shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (13 Sep 2011):

    No way!! Not the strawberries!! They would never last that long here. I eat them on everything. Can you put cooked vegetables in? I just threw out some squash I cooked tonight. I liked it but Shane does not but it did not hurt to try.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   said (15 Sep 2011):

    I am not sure about cooked veggies in a compost pile. I know that you are not to put meats or dairy products and I would imagine that cooked veggies would maybe cooked in butter or an oil, so I would err on the side of caution and just put veggie scraps and banana peels. I do not put orange rinds, lemon or lime rinds - those I put in the garbage disposal to make it smell fresh. I also put in grass cuttings, leaves, small twigs and egg shells, which are ok. I let the egg shells dry then crush them up and sprinkle them around in the compost pile.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    nice!

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