Composting is perhaps the most important thing you can do for your garden.
- Creates organic matter for you to add to your soil
- Gets rid of your kitchen craps and yard waste
- Is a wonderful way to “go green”
- Saves you money
If you haven’t yet jumped on the composting bandwagon, it’s time you do.
Cold composting. Hot composting. Worms. Tumblers. Heaps. Heck, you can even compost underground!
My advice is to experiment. Start simple, with cold composting, and work your way to the more complicated methods as you go. The good news is that, if you make a pile, your compost will already be slowly breaking down- even as you are learning what works for you.
If your interested in composting, take a look at this TedxTalk by Mike McGrath. This video puts an interesting spin on composting.
I’m not sure if I agree with everything he says (particularly the part about kitchen waste not decomposing), but I think he raises some very valid points. Plus he’s funny! What do you think? Is everything we know about composting really wrong? Feel free to leave a comment.