Fortunately, our house in the mountain camp is very ideal for composting. We have a space for composting, thus we don’t require a bin. Our neighbor’s son actually inspired me to do composting. His compost heap looks so fertile.
I dug out a compost pit near the langka tree at the back of the house. It is far enough from the house, so any odor it will exude can be avoided. It is elevated enough so that when it rains, it won’t get inundated. And there is enough sunlight to help in the decomposition process.
I started with a combination of dried leaves and green manure. Then I added some kitchen wastes, mostly vegetable peelings, because the cats need the fishbones. I added some earthworms as well.
I will see how this will turn out. I certainly need some organic matter for a project I am doing to grow a fragrant garden – a combination of herbs and edible flowers.
It looks something like this — but I will post some photos when the camera is back.