Skip the Bin: Trench Composting

Everyone has organic waste.  Ever hate to throw it out but really dread keeping a compost pile going?

Here’s what we’ve converted two for the past 3 years which works really well:

via Skip the Bin: Trench Composting | Apartment Therapy.

Basically we dig an extra deep furrow in the garden between two rows of plants (or you could just dig a hole in an unused part of your flower bed) and then fill it with organic waste and cover it with soil.  Each time we take out more waste, we cover that little bit right then, and keep going.  Over the course of the summer, there will have been a trench between each row.  The next year, we try to plant over that spot as our new row, and start again. For us, the next spring when we cultivate, it’s no longer visible, it’s composted down and the soil has been amended.

No smell, no daily turning, no watering, no temperature measuring or feeding the compost pile — it’s really easy.

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