Yeah, it really is what’s up! I wanted to focus, albeit briefly, on making composting work for you. In the past, I’ve done several things:
– ice cream bucket under the sink
– plastic gallon milk jug, partially cut apart for a large top opening, handle still intact
– plastic bags
I have also used the second two methods, and have had a couple of jugs or bags going, and have stuck them in the freezer until I could deal with them. Freezing makes the cell walls explode, thus, perhaps, just a little teensy bit, decreasing decomposition time.
Am I a compost expert? Nah. I mean, I *know* I should be turning my pile more often (or, like, at ALL), adding the right ratios of browns to greens, watering it or monitoring the temp, or not including such woody stalks that I have included from time to time — but, you know, even if it takes longer, it still breaks down. I’m cool with that. I’m a work in progress, and so is my compost pile.
My current method of getting my compost to the pallet-construction open compost area in my backyarden? I chuck it from my back door. It helps me release pent up energy/excitement/frustration, and it also caters to my problem of never being able to find my slip-on shoes – which exist so they’re easy to slip on and go, but seem to have minds of their own and are never where I put them. I also sometimes don’t want to walk the 10 steps from my door to the pile. But I want to keep composting. And so I heave-ho!
So, if you walk though when I’m finishing up meal prep, beware of what’s up – it could be veggies, greens, or an eggshell or two, soaring through the air to the C-Pile.