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I have a compost pile. But I'm a newbie, and I built it in an inconvenient location and I'm having real trouble turning it. Eventually, I will sort it all out and get good at it. In the meantime, the kitchen scraps keep piling up.
Today I got tired of them, so I put them all in a blender with some coffee grounds, coffee drippings and water and blended to a puree.
Then I went out to one of my beds, dug a hole in a spot that was away from any plants, poured in the puree and covered it back up with soil.
Then, since I had more scraps, I did the same thing three more times.
Any thoughts? Have you heard of this before? Is this done?
seran72 - I've done this with kichen scraps, when the weather is hot, without putting them in the blender! They break down very quickly. I wouldn't do this in the winter, or when the soil is cold because it might attract vermin.
I have an old blender I'm holding in reserve to do the very same thing. I read somewhere about blending the scraps and pouring the slush into the garden. Also, about hole composting. Just dig a deep enough hole and put in the unfinished scraps. If the hole is deep enough, the animals and rodents will not forage in your pile.
Gymgirl wrote:I read somewhere about blending the scraps and pouring the slush into the garden. Also, about hole composting. Just dig a deep enough hole and put in the unfinished scraps. If the hole is deep enough, the animals and rodents will not forage in your pile.
seran72, next time your in town come see my compost pile and I will give you some red wigglers to put into yours. I am located just across the York Road from Farm-in-the Del (3 mile marker). D-mail me when your comming and we can put on some deer burgers (Kansas Whitetail...not mules). Would enjoy taling with you about your garden experiences here in MT.