Earlier this year, I put together a few quick compost piles. I made the containers out of simple rabbit fencing (or whatever it’s called). You can see them in the photos below.
Ever since I put these things up, we have been collecting anything that will break down. Basically, that was just our food scraps. We keep a bucket in the garage that we constantly fill up and empty. You’d really be surprised how much waste we have in food scraps. Well, we might have more than many because we eat so many veggies.
Either way, we have been reducing our garbage and increasing our potential compost.
Now, just like you, I have seen many videos and have read many articles on the proper way to compost. Many of these things are made up by people who think they are doing something just marvelous. I’m here to tell you that if you want to compost, all you need to do is to create a designated area and start dumping things in it. Every so often, go outside and turn the pile. Before you know it, you’ll have nice dark compost. Don’t worry about all the greens and browns…blah, blah, blah. Just make a pile and keep dumping stuff on top of it. Not rocket science.
I have been doing this for a few years now and every year, I get really nice finished compost (free). I use it for all sorts of stuff, mainly to mix the soil with when I am planting something, to throw on the lawn and I even use it as potting soil. It works great.
Here are some photos of the quick and dirty compost piles I have in the woods. They are made up of mostly yards clipping, leaves and food waste. Today’s chore was to screen one of the smaller piles into a wheelbarrow and spread it across a section of the lawn.