Not sure if any of my garden people still read this blog (I'm not sure if anyone still reads this blog....). Anyways - I gots my name printed in the Boston Globe Magazine. I feel so Brookline right now it's not even funny.
So I wrote to the Boston Globe magazine a few weeks ago. Why? I read some article about mandating composting. In summary, the article was just trying to make a case for mandatory composting in and around Boston. You know - like how we separate our recyclables. Some people think the government should mandate composting. Anyhow - so they published my babbling. For reals... Someone Thought I Typed Something Semi-Intelligent
Well I won't go into all that "real" heart-of-the-matter crap that the article was actually about. I just got my panties in a ruffle because of one quote from the author: “scattered households with compost heaps won’t make a dent in this
problem.” Honestly, it's been so long I forgot what "the problem" was - I think reducing methane gases in the atmosphere or some crap like that. Anyhow - I love composting. It's easy as pie. I changed up my system this year to three individual piles that I'm working "down the line". This is my third summer with my "garden" and I have to say - between composting and laying the grown with shredded newspaper last year, my soil quality has improved dramatically. So take that Mr. Boston Globe Magazine writer! Sure, I might not make any impact of your desire of saving the ozone layer with my small heap of produce trash in my backyard - but I'm going to have some kick-ass tomatoes and cucumbers this year! Yeah!! I think I'm the real winner here...
So yeah, if you compost - give me a shout out! Love to hear how you do it and how it works for you. I think most people think it's nasty and stuff - but honestly, it's not that bad. And this is coming from someone who grew up in Connecticut. I'm not some farm-loving, tree-hugging, hippie lady. If I can do it, anyone can.