As we transition from the winter that never was here on the east coast of North America, gardeners like me have been stepping out into the yard, or at least thinking about it. The new season brings new possibilities and another opportunity to create.
By far the best return on investment that I can suggest for a productive garden is compost. This weekend I dragged two of my children (kicking and screaming) outside to help me prepare our humble vegetable garden.
We simply transferred the compost that had been patiently percolating for the past year and tilled it into the garden. Now we’re ready to plant.
I’m not going to dazzle you with stats on the virtues of composting, but it’s a simple way grow organic at home and helps to produce great results. Compost bins can be very simple. I built this with a neighbor last year in about an hour and it cost less than $40 in materials.
The alternative to composting doesn’t gel with me; stuffing yard waste into plastic bags for council collection makes little sense. If you despise waste like I do then it’s counterintuitive to go to all that trouble to throw away a valuable part of your garden.
Please enjoy the photos (below) of our compost harvesting.
Do you compost? What do you do with green kitchen and yard material?