The July baby steps challenge was to start composting. I started sometime in mid-July, and now in mid-August, I have already filled up one small bin. I bought another ($5 from the city), and this time I'm taking the advice of a couple of my readers and I had my husband cut out the bottom of the bin. I'm hoping the worms will find their way to my bin because I'm still squeamish about adding them myself.
I wet the ground underneath and raked it and just generally loosened it up, so I'll let you know what happens! Meanwhile, I'm just going to let the other bin sit and hope it turns into good compost several months from now.
Thanks William B, and all the other readers who helped me along with this challenge. We have so much less trash already, and I feel so much better about putting it into the compost bin instead. And if all goes well, we'll actually have some good compost to use next spring if I want to plant more than two cherry tomato plants. Wouldn't it be amazing to have fresh berries from your own garden?
Do you compost? What's your method? Please let us know your tips and advice in the Comments section. I think a lot of people are taking the plunge these days.