Why I Like to Compost

I can’t really take credit for starting our compost heaps, that was all Jared’s doing. Also his doing putting it in one of the garden beds, figure if we rotate that each year to a different bed we will have excellent results in that bed, and maybe a little extra gifts too.

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Main Compost Heap w/ Kabocha Squash

I have come to support it for a few reasons:

  • We have less food waste going into landfills
  • It adds rich nutrients to the soil
  • It recovers lost soil in the garden due to erosion
  • Best of all – seeds get spread around the garden so we have extra veggies growing

My very first year of planting I planted a ton of tomato seeds, very few if any germinated – that’s what I get for buying “survival seeds” on eBay… anyway the compost came to the rescue! We had several rogue tomatoes thanks to the compost. Right now we have a giant kabocha squash growing in our main heap that has about 4 – 5 squashes on it – most we have ever had!

We also have another squash growing in the garden proper, I don’t what variety yet but I have a feeling it’s another kabocha Yippee!!

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Unknown Squash

One cool project would be to spread the compost and see what comes up!

 

2 responses to “Why I Like to Compost

  1. so, do you physically move the bin with all of the compost in it? or do you just start a new one?

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    • I use the contents to replenish the garden then start a new one, since it’s not a bin, it’s a pile not easy to move. The one we have in the garden is the biggest one we have had to date so it should yield a lot of nice humus, not to be confused with hummus 🙂

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