Complex composting? Not anymore! If you are a gardener, you will always be looking for ways on how to make your plants grow healthy. I have read that one of the most effective ways of growing healthy plants is through composting. So I read some books and articles online and gathered food scraps from my kitchen to place in my garden. I soon found that this is simply not enough. So I kept on researching until I perfected my composting formula. If you are seeking for that good compost formula that is effective for growing plants, perhaps you can read how I did my composting. Indeed, this is complex composting made simple!
When we moved from our previous home, we felt torn. Should we get a worm composting bin, create our own with leftover chicken wire, or buy a rotating bin? Then, I stumbled across this TED talk that simplified the whole process. Granted, I took it with a grain of salt. I knew that composting can be so much more than what he described in the video. However, I am thankful for his simplified version. Though you may not think so when you see this video, he seems quite entertaining!
I don’t know about you, but this made complex composting seem like a breeze. Do you sometimes overthink things? I tend to overthink most things, and this talk snapped me right out of it and into action. It came at just the right time, too.
We had all of our fall leaves bagged up in the backyard for composting. After watching the talk, I decided to mow/shred the leaves and get going. So far, we just used shredded leaves, grass clippings and coffee grounds. I know our girls (chickens) are delighted to continue getting our kitchen scraps for now!
If you are looking for a little bit more information than what this TED talk provides, I suggest reading this article to take it a step further. Or, if you want more information, including a how-to guide on building a compost bin, I suggest reading this article.
And definitely, you should head over to Nourishing Pursuits to get updates on my family’s composting journey. I am always try to learn and grow, and I love to share along the way!
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