What To Compost

by Em
(Michigan)

Or Rather What NOT To Compost


When I spent my first summer in my first house, I decided to plant a row of flowers along the sidewalk in the front. As there was no bed there, I dug out the grass, put in some edging and added topsoil.

I decided not to use paper or mulch-- I envisioned the bed overflowing with flowers. As a final flourish, I topped things off with some of the compost I had collected in my bin.

In about a month, my bed was overflowing-- WITH VEGETABLES! The compost apparently wasn't old enough, and I ended up with several tomato plants, a few onions, and a pumpkin growing in my new flower bed!

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