My dreams have finally come true.
I’ve been coveting composters for years. I am not even sure why they’ve always seemed fascinating to me… the natural processes going on, the smells.
When I told my husband many months ago about my heart’s desire, he laughed off my interest and said it would be another bread machine. *whichbythewayheactuallywantedand notme Anyway, we don’t have the ability to have one outside, so an indoor one is necessary. I found a really expensive one I liked that uses heat to break down organic matter originally, and he balked.
I dropped the subject for a while because we had other expenses come up and, frankly, I felt I wasn’t being taken seriously. Then I stumbled across this little gem:
It’s a worm vericomposter! I have felt awful every time I throw any food waste in the garbage knowing what could be done with it all and what happens to it in landfills, so I researched and decided to follow through with my intentions.
I thought to myself, ‘self- you’ve supported your husband through countless crazy hobbies and passions (aeroponic growing system, circuit bending, recent nose piercing) – and you’re an adult. You can actually buy anything you want.’
And so I did.
How Can I Compost?
- Collect and pile your organic wastes (fruit & vegetable wastes, yard waste, etc.) in an inconspicuous spot out of the wind and sunlight.
- Surround the pile with chicken wire, cement blocks or some kind of fence, or you can use a homemade wooden bin or commercially made composter. This keeps all of the compost in one place and prevents animals from making a mess.
- Keep the compost pile continually damp, but not soggy.
- Turn the pile every few days to help speed the process.
- Add more organic wastes as they become available.
- Your compost is ready to use when it is dark and crumbly like rich soil.