There are two main reasons why I compost besides the “cool” factor. (you have to admit, it’s pretty cool)
1. Reduce waste & reuse/repurpose stuff I’ve already spent money on.
2. Feed my garden.
Here is my vision:
Grow food in my garden, use that food to feed my belly. My garden scraps and vegetable/fruit clippings feed the compost bin. The compost bin feeds the garden. The garden feeds my belly & the compost bin. The compost feeds the garden, etc..
THAT turns me on.
I’m learning a lot about what CAN be added to the compost bin and what CAN’T be.
Some items, shocking. Some, obvious.
raw vegetable peelings
raw fruit scraps
coffe grounds & filter paper
old flowers & nettles
scrunched up paper
twigs, branches, bark
ratty wool or 100% cotton socks
used tissues and paper towels
cat fur, dog hair
wood chips from the BBQ
hamster/guinea pig/bird cage cleanings
stale potato chips
DO NOT ADD THIS:
The photos above display the contents of my bin on Day 4. I wish it would hurry up and compost already! I check 2-3 times a day to see if anything has happened yet, but it hasn’t. Ha! Ha!
I do realize that it will take about 9 months to a year for full decomposition… patience is necessary.