Why I Love Composting

For gardeners a compost pile is essential and exciting. When I talk to non-gardeners about my love of my compost pile, they look at me like I’m crazy. It’s just a big pile of leaves to them. What’s the big deal? It’s very simple.

Organic Kitchen & Garden Waste

Organic Kitchen & Garden Waste

I take my organic kitchen and garden waste like leaves, grass and weeds. Then add horse manure from the neighbor down the road and put it in a pile or a composter.
Side note: my neighbors take pains to bag all of their yard waste and pay for its removal.

Composter

Composter

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Black Gold" Compost Dirt

“Black Gold” Compost Dirt

 

 

 

A few months later it turns into dirt or “black gold” which is the name gardeners give it.
Side note: I don’t have to buy it like my neighbors who get scoops and bags of black mulch for hundreds of dollars.

This rich organic material is priceless and it makes my garden flourish.
Side note:  I know that there are no pesticides or any chemicals in it and it’s FREE!

It’s hard to believe that the food that I don’t put down the garbage disposal but rather into the compost pile, results in helping to create these glorious flowers and delicious vegetables.

Garden Flower

Garden Flower

Garden Tomatoes - Aren't they gorgeous!

Garden Tomatoes