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When compost...doesn't

Here's some dirty truth about composting.

Composting is great for the environment as part of the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle approach to sustainability.  However, recycling works best when seen as a last resort to the other two options, reducing and reusing. Meaning, if one throws out massive amounts of uneaten produce into one's compost bin each week, perhaps one might give some thought to reducing one's produce purchases. (Or garden production, for that matter.) We've done well in that regard, recently; nothing like a global pandemic to get one thinking about reusing what one already has inside one's home rather than going out to get more.

I've been composting for over a decade. I purchased a Miracle-Gro Biostack from Home Depot back in 2005 or so, when I first starting gardening in Austin in earnest. It's held up remarkably well. Of course they stopped manufacturing them shortly after I bought it, and I've always wanted more, and there's currently nothi…

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