In all honesty, I am a novice home gardener, but I have (since I was a teenager) been a concerned proponent for the environment. Seeing, all the waste we western humans create, and just to do nothing just irks me to no end. There must be a way to recycle or make wasteful situations into useful advantages for the world of gardening.
Garden blogger Amy Grant writes in her blog Gardeningknowhow.com “The Pros and Cons of Composting” dated December 18, 2018 “Composing is one of the most beneficial things you can do in the garden, and the reasons to compost are many.” She does state later, we should not feel guilty if you do not want to compost. I know when I use to hear, people tell me about composting, my eyes would roll up to the sky, I would think of how much trouble it is to compost. But is it too much trouble?
The first time I heard of composting was from my “hippie” friend Gary from the 70’s, I know showing my age. He was into gardening and saving our great environment for all living beings. I might have smirked a little at age of 17. However, as I got older and realized he was not too far off in his beliefs. I got married and my wife started a pile of food waste in the corner of the back yard. First in big green containers then on the ground. I am older now and I understand the benefits and realize even the fact of using composting end of food products as fertilizer. Now I am deep into gardening and composting.