We have been composting here in this spot for about a year (how I started HERE). Though I grew up with parents and grandparents that composted, it is the first time that I have had my own official compost pile. It has been easier than I ever thought it would be and we have been able to enjoy the dirt (HERE).
It has been fun to see different things grow in the compost pile. I toss lots of different things from the kitchen and the garden and sometimes they take root. We have seen wheat stalks, garlic, onions, potatoes and most recently some pumpkins or gourds all grow in our compost bin.
These vines have really taken off. I am tempted to just let them go and see if anything produces. It just goes to show you how helpful good dirt is. It gives a new meaning on "REUSE".
Here is a quick list of all the things we tend to put in our compost.
- Any kitchen scraps that the rabbit doesn't get (banana peels, apple cores, sweet potato skins...)
- Coffee grounds, tea bags, dryer lint
- shredded paper
- left over rice or pasta (with no sauces), old bread or crackers
- the end of the cereal in the boxes or pop corn old maids
- all of our bunny litter when we change her bedding
- yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, (skip the flowering weeds)