That’s a photo of our produce scraps from the past week or so. I’ve been saving them because I knew composting was going to be the July baby steps challenge. Yes, I know that rubberbands aren’t compost-able. Or are they? I have to admit I’m intimidated by the whole idea of composting. I don’t live on a farm, I’m not a gardener, and I don’t like icky smells.
What exactly CAN be composted and what CAN’T? I know eggshells are a yes, and meat is a no. I’m unclear on cooked vegetables, paper towels, and dairy.
What’s a simple way to transfer items from the kitchen to the compost bin? Do people use a “limbo” area, a smaller bin just outside the kitchen door, or maybe inside the kitchen?
How long does it take to have usable compost for gardening? And what’s with the whole “worm” thing? I can remember digging for worms when I was about three, but I’m not really looking forward to playing with worms, and I don’t do any fishing.