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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Composting Equals Surprises

Another lazy gardener tip!
 I have no room for a compost pile nor the energy to tend to it.
So this is my little hack.

I collect all fruit and vegetable peels along with trimmings, eggs shells, coffee grounds, tea bags, fruit or veggies past their prime, etc.  They are added to a bowl I keep on my counter (I'm sure you could find something much prettier).

When I get a chance I bury them around my gardens.

Just dig a hole 

Add trimmings from the bowl

Cover with dirt and tamp down.

The trimmings will decompose adding nutrients to your garden as well as feed your worms.


You just never know what will pop up when composting this way.

This year I have these awesome volunteer plants!


Cantaloupe that is taking over

Full of blooms

With Cantaloupes almost ready to pick

This Cherry Tomato made it through 2 Winter so far!
And it's producing for the 3rd year!
I don't know how that is possible 
but I have watched it very closely and it is the same plant.

So not only are you making your gardens healthier, reducing your waste, and feeding the worms, but you just may get some volunteer plants along the way.

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  1. Very informative post ! I am drooling over that Cantaloupe . Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

  2. What a great alternative to the "pile." Do you ever have trouble with pests digging up the buried "treats?"

    1. So far so good! 3 puppies and and older dog haven't dug them up yet. Been doing this for years and never had an issue. I try to bury at least a foot down them stomp, stomp, stomp, lol. If I have
      a lot, I make multiple holes, so it doesn't get overfilled. The 3 different breed puppies do try to dig to China, but never where there is "compost".

  3. I love this idea! Filing it away to try next year.

    1. Thanks! So glad you found it useful ♥♥

  4. Thanks for sharing your clever tip at Vintage Charm!

  5. My compost heap has been lived in by critters that I am trying to trap and kill now! Love your hint!. I have had cukes, corn, and tomatoes grow in my pile. I cut down a gallon milk jug so I have a large opening and keep it on the side of my sink. Works well for me.

    1. Love the gal. milk jug idea! Holds more too in case of a big meal prep!. Good luck with those critters! ♥


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