This Saturday’s article will be on composting, my suggestion for a great New Year’s resolution for gardeners.
In the interest of disclosure, let me say that I am a lazy composter. Dedicated, but lazy.
And, I can attest that eventually, everything does break down.
Our last home had 4 acres of land, about 2-1/2 acres of which was wood or non-landscaped area. We basically just threw everything into a pile, and when the pile got too big, we started a new pile. Eventually – say a couple of years later – the first pile was ready to use.
We no longer have 4 acres, so we have one compost pile, and if it was up to me, it would still be something that no one ever touched, except to dig down to the bottom and get the finished stuff out every once in a while.
But, my husband is good enough to go out there and turn the pile 2-3 times a year, so it is usable on a quicker timeframe.
My current compost pile is a cold pile, because hot piles require you to be more exact, and I simply don’t want to put the effort into it. I believe fully in composting, but I’m happy to wait for nature to do its thing on its own timetable.
Composting is a detailed subject and I know it’s something that a lot of gardeners have questions about, so I’m planning on dedicating the next several posts to this topic. I hope you’ll all share what you know, too!