The only garbage that leaves our kitchen via the front door are those items that can't be eaten by either chooks, worms or their friendlies.
Any big item with a dead animal background -- if not fed to the dogs (or the chooks sometimes) -- is buried outback.
The scrap bin that accepts all the chopped leftovers from food prep, is emptied into the chook corral.
'Flung' is a better verb. Flung into the chook corral.
Washes, soaking water, leftover tea, milk residues, produce rinsing water, leftover cooking water...almost every liquid --except 'washing up' water -- is collected and decanted into the outdoor ferment pot.
Hither and yon there may be some human urine spread about...(but don't tell anyone).
I've been running the Ferment Pot for 6 months now and the protocol works a treat.
It takes me around 2-3 weeks to fill the vessel with fluid collected from the kitchen.
While all the food residues in these liquids will feed an active naturally driven fermentation, I also add one kilogram of raw sugar and generous quantities of Aloe Vera Raw Material and Aloe Vera Fertiliser.
That volume is enough to cover my whole garden with the fermented 'tea'.
After getting a couple of new chooks the 'compost bin' corral inside the chook pen is getting turned over every day.
The poultry love the space. All their food is thrown there -- kitchen and garden offcuts, any pulled weeds and sundries.
I say, that we should live by the slogan, "Turning compost is for the birds!"
One thing is certain: it isn't for me!
My original pair of chooks were lazy but the extras are real earth movers.
You need to wait until the microbiology kicks in. Keep feeding the pile as one does with one's rubbish. The chickens do the rest.
I've been adding whiz to my garden for a year. It's routine. I wouldn't recommend the regular habit for clay soils, but on sand, micturition works.
As I say, it's all about the routine. Collecting is preferable to being caught with your pants down. Fresh is always best unless you want to tolerate whiffery.
While I grow some of my own mulches, my primary soil carpeting means is grass clippings that are dumped on my nature strip. My mower guys love me 'cause i save them big bucks in tip fees. All I have to do is move the clippings from roadside A to garden bed B ...relentlessly.
As well, all paper, boxes and cardboard that enters our place is dumped on the spaces between the garden mounds.
I finally tweaked the system to my liking: paper product + brush cuttings + lawn clippings = rotting pathways. Must be walked on.
Once or twice a year: throw down some manures.
Builds compost. Suppresses weeds. Links mounds to one another. A sea of paper and stuff swirling around my gardening islands.
The worms say, "Thank you".
The embarrassment is on rubbish bin day when this big lumbering truck pulls up outside to collect a bin that has hardly anything in it.
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