Compost Surprise

July 18, 2004


Provided by: J. Richey
Summary author: J. Richey

The picture above illustrates a simple wire cylinder compost bin with an unexpected surprise. It would seem that some of last year's Crookneck Squash kitchen scraps were added to the bin, one of the seeds germinated 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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