Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Composting, Quick and Dirty

Don't have the time, space, or inclination to compost? Do what I do when I'm in the park or staying with relatives who don't compost; try to eat mostly fruits and vegetables, then bury the scraps about four inches down in soil around trees or bushes.

Only burying plant matter mostly ensures that animals won't dig it up, four inches deep allows the worms and bacteria to get to work quickly, and doing this around trees or bushes helps to keep humans from noticing what you are doing and thinking you're the crazy compost lady--even though you are. Plus, you'll increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, which is generally considered a good thing.

Just because they're vegetables doesn't mean they're not delicious.