Here’s your common sense tip for the day: When composting, it is important to mix up the materials every now and then to help everything break down properly.
This is what your compost bin will look like if you don’t turn it over.
I’m so ashamed.
You’ll never guess what happened. Everything with seeds that I tossed in there… they grew. Along with a lot of weeds. Go figure.
Although, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing in my case! See these beautiful tomatoes peaking out from among the chaos?? Yep. I’ll take that. And there’s a bunch of them.
These guys are looking so much better than the ones I actually meant to plant. See how funky my other tomatoes are looking? What the heck is up with that?! How do you even eat a tomato like this?? I’m thinking I need to start composting directly in my raised beds next time around. You know, cut out the middle man.
Keeping the volunteer plants in the compost bin means I can’t use it again until everything is done producing.
But that’s okay. I’m cool with that.
If you actually plan on using the compost you are working so hard to create… turn it over periodically. Otherwise, it’ll quickly turn into the best weed growing corner of your garden.