It’s been rather busy down home on the farm for the past few weeks, and we haven’t even gotten our garden in yet. Sure, we’re in Canada, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t solidly into spring here! So here’s an overview of how to compost. The correct method;
The Comer Method? Well, we have 40 acres, so we’re not too worried about how much room a compost pile takes up. That said, we just heap everything compostable into one pile and let it go. We don’t bother enclosing it, though it seems sometimes that the sprawl spreads more than it would need to. We don’t bother with pretty layers, making sure the right proportions are used of the various ingredients. We don’t water it or do anything at all to it, really. We don’t even turn it.
Once a year we shovel it out onto the garden, or use the tractor with a scraping blade. If not every bit of vegetation has fully disintegrated by that day, we don’t worry. It will continue to decay in the garden.
That’s the lazy way, but it works. Do you compost? Why or why not? What’s your method?