Check out my post on continuous composting over at The Grow Network.
“It’s not quite “instant compost,” but if you just keep throwing things in a compost bin, they will break down and give you great compost without work.
“Continuous composting” means not waiting around until you get a big stack of greens and a big stack of browns at the same time. Just throw them in the compost pile as you have them.
When the bin gets good and full, I dump it out onto the ground or a tarp and let it finish off.
And that’s it.
In the video, you’ll also see how I’m composting coconut husks—they hold plenty of water as they rot, hence my using them in the bottom of pots.
Composting is a simple process of letting nature do what nature does.
We get plenty of rain so I don’t even bother covering the pile. Lots of food scraps come through our kitchen and I toss them all in, including moldy sandwiches and rotten meat. There are bones in this compost, and I think that’s great. I still can’t get over the fact that people buy bone and blood meal but are afraid to throw leftover ribs into the compost. Come on, people! It just makes sense.”
I miss that big metal bin. I couldn’t figure out how to move it to our new place and didn’t have the space anyhow. It was fantastic for “chuck and wait” composting. I did dig out and save a chunk of the compost when we moved, though.