I don’t have a large yard, but it’s mine. By composting, I’m improving my little corner of the planet. A little bit of work on my part (and I do mean just a little – composting is REALLY easy), and I‘ll have healthier soil which will come back to me ten-fold in the form of better and more plentiful veggies, not to mention prettier flowers. My container plants especially love compost. I love knowing that I’m not putting chemicals on my edibles. It’s great to be able to bite into a great tomato, bean or pepper knowing exactly what went into them.
Home composting can be the cornerstone of a beautiful, healthy garden. Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It’s a great, satisfying way to turn your fruit, vegetable and yard waste into a dark, rich, crumbly, sweet smelling soil conditioner. Approximately 30% of the waste stream in the US comes from food and yard waste. Composting helps divert a huge portion of my family’s waste from landfills, and my garden gets back some lovely compost in return.
· Helps plants indoors and out by improving the fertility and health of your soil.
· Saves you money by lowering your garbage bills and replacing store-bought soil conditioners.
· Conserves water by helping the soil retain moisture and reducing water runoff.
· Creates a wildlife habitat – worms love a good compost heap!
· Contributes to a healthy community by recycling valuable organic resources and extending the life of our landfills.
· Is a great way to get your kids more involved in recycling since they can actually see the finished product, and see how it goes right back into the garden.
Composting is EASY! Just get started. I’ll be posting more on the specifics of composting during the next couple of weeks.