This simple in-ground method to composting is minimal in cost and can easily kick-start your eco-conscious goals.
- Purchase a composting container or prepare a composting hole
- Find a semi-shady or shady place. Shade is important in warmer weather–if the compost pile dries out and isn’t moist decomposition will be slow.
- Dig a hole about 10 to 18 inches deep.
- Collect kitchen scraps enough to cover the bottom of the hole or add store bought composted manure or mushroom compost.
- Shovel back into the hole the soil that was removed.
- Keep soil moist and continue adding kitchen scraps or landscape cuttings.
- It may take one to six months for the material added to decompose.
- Do not add animal products (meat, bones, fat or feces) and no weeds that have bloomed.