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Yuppy composting

June 20th, 2008 at 02:20 pm

I received as a gift a composter. An actual device for composting stuff. I know compost is a natural process and shouldn't need help from anything, but. Around here with the wild animals, no food product is left alone to compost. On the one hand that is fine, food still goes to good use..sorta. It certainly isn't helping my pathetic 'garden' of lillys.

So in comes this modern contraption that will turn food scraps into compost in just one week, so long as you plug it in and add baking soda and wood shavings. (according to that green website it uses very little electricity)

I dunno, part of me is excited about having real compost, part of me thinks I might be counter productive.

Least I am not wrapping the food up in plastic I guess.

4 Responses to “Yuppy composting”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    good luck. composting is a good thing! but i think i know what device you have and its a bit tricky. requires a 'formula' of foods, plants, paper, ect. to compost correctly. and smells. but try it u might like it.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    When my dad lived in an apartment but both his daughters had gardens with compost piles, he always saved his food scraps for us! I'd love to team up with someone who wanted to dispose of their kitchen waste in a green way, but who does not personally want to compost or cannot do so.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck with that. I'm interested in composting and would probably set up some sort of chickenwire square. My husband isn't so keen on having it in our almost pristine yard!!

  4. FrugalFish Says:

    Sounds interesting. My mom has one that you turn by hand once a day.

    I assume the baking soda adds alkalinity? And the wood shavings offer nitrogen and acidity? DH use to burn up our lawn when he'd work on his table saw in the front yard- some woods are definitely more acidic and release more nitrogen than others.

    I wonder if you can substitute a minor amount of ash (from fireplace or grill) in lieu of the baking soda. It is VERY alkaline, and a little goes a long way.

    Can you tell I love "dirt?" LOL.

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