Compost Surprise

July 18, 2004

Compost_surprise

Provided by: J. Richey
Summary authors & editors: J. Richey

The picture above illustrates a simple wire cylinder compost bin with an unexpected surprise. It would seem that some of last years Crookneck Squash kitchen scraps were added to the bin, one of the seeds geminated and a vigorous plant has emerged from the side of the bin. The plant has bloomed and the homeowners are anxiously waiting to make another skillet full of fried squash and onions. Organic matter such as lawn trimmings, leaves, kitchen vegetable scraps and weeds can be placed in a number of types of composting containers, and through the natural processes of decay, become nutrient rich compost which can be added to flower beds, gardens and even house-plants.

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