What did you do with your kitchen scraps last night? Did you throw them in the trash? Did you know you have another option? You can turn those scraps into compost. Compost is a great fertilizer for both your vegetable and flower gardens.
So this past weekend I realized that I could actually be that person to compost (after thinking about it for a couple of years). So Andreas built a compost bin for us made of 4 pallets, nailed together. Its not the prettiest bin ever, but its in a spot that no one can see anyway.
This week it has been nice to throw the cucumber peels, the lettuce pieces that I don’t usually eat, the strawberries that went bad and so much more. I finally feel like I am doing something good for the environment and hopefully my garden next year.
You don’t have to DIY (because, as we know, not everyone is a DIY kinda person) a bin though like Andreas did. You can just simply search the internet and you will be amazed what you find.
Check out some of these that I found on Gardeners.com:
Your challenge is to think about those scraps and determine if composting is for you. In all honesty…if you don’t have a flower bed or garden of any sorts, maybe its not for you. But you could save your trash can from smelling so horrible and you can have some fabulous fertilizer next year. Think about it!!!