Saturday, February 23, 2013
When my husband and I started our first garden, he was shocked to find out how ignorant I was to the benefits of compost. His parents have a huge compost pile in their backyards and he has fond memories of helping to maintain the compost as it aged. My husband wanted to start a compost pile in our yard, but for a variety of reasons it just isn't possible to maintain a compost pile in our space. For a couple of years now, we have purchased bags of compost from the store, but that just seems wrong - especially all of that plastic packaging that ends up in the garbage.
Well, I'm excited to say that I've finally convinced my husband to give container composting a try. (He's skeptical.) As a Christmas present, we got a small double barrel composter from Gardener's Supply Co. My husband finally put it together last weekend in anticipation of warmer weather -- I can't wait to start filling it up!