Retro Housewife answers a reader's question about composting
Last week Lori aka groovygreenlivin.com asked- "I am an on-again off-again composter. I'm just having trouble finding a routine. Any suggestions?"
Before answering Lori's question I think it's important to talk about setting up a compost bin. There are several ways to do this. I personally have the tumbling kind. I find that it's nice to be able to just roll it around the yard if I want to move it and it's easy to mix. However, there are many options out there. You can find several styles at local garden stores, Amazon.com, or even learn to make your own bin.
Our own EnviRambo has talked about compost on this blog before. Here is some of what she had to say.
"Humans are super compost creators, we just do not put it to good use. We need to start thinking about our waste differently. Perhaps it is not really waste, but can be used in some other way - like compost. Something that could be used to replace our eroding topsoil, keep suburban lawns looking beautiful, grow the acres and acres of crops in America or the small plot in our own backyards."- read more
So now that we have some of the basics covered, on to Lori's question. One thing that will make composting easier is a compost pail you can keep under the sink. This means less trips outside to the compost bin. You can find these at some local stores, mine came from The Container Store. You can also find them on Amazon.com.
Then add taking out the compost to another outdoor job. Such as taking out the trash, walking the dog, or watering your flowers. Before you know it, it will be a habit and taking out the trash maybe something you can do a little less often.
Do you compost? What tips do you have for making it easier?