What if I told you that you can have all the benefits of compost without the bin? Trench compositing doesn’t require a lot of space and it allows gardeners to fertilize their soil without having a smelly eyesore in their yard.
The process of creating your trench is incredibly easy. Simply dig a trench 12 inches deep in your garden and fill it half way with kitchen scraps. Fruits and vegetables are great for adding nutrients and moisture to your soil. We suggest avoiding putting bread products, oils, meat, dairy, saw dust, human waste, and rice in your compost. Also, be careful not to compost weeds in your trench, they could sprout up in your garden! Once you have your food scraps in your trench, fill the rest of the hole with soil and let nature do its thing.
This infographic from Fix.com shows how to use trench composting to get rid of your kitchen scraps while building a strong, healthy garden.
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