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Melinda’s Garden Moment - How you can do trench composting

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 17:13:13-04

Convert kitchen scraps into compost right in the garden with trench composting.

Just like other composting methods, use only plant-based materials since meat, dairy and fat can attract animals. And this is no place for perennial weeds, annual weeds gone to seed or invasive plants that can survive and take over the garden.

Simply dig a 12-inch-deep hole between the rows of vegetables, in the pathway or in any vacant spot in the garden. Add compostables, mix with soil and cover with at least 8 inches of soil to prevent animals from digging.

Increase the benefits by trenching your way down the path, adding compostables and covering with soil throughout the season. Next year make the path your garden bed and the garden bed your path for trench composting. You will have amended the soil and rotated plantings with this technique.

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