I have finally gotten my husband to accept the fact that we are going to start composting. We live in a heavily wooded area and typically mulch out yard clippings, but I wanted to do more. Adam recently installed a fabulous new garbage disposal, and I noticed we used it all too frequently for orange peels, coffee grinds, potato peels, and so forth. About three weeks ago, I set up a little plastic bin next to the sink to use to accumulate my fruit and veggie waste. Occasionally, I would trudge outside and toss the contents down the back hill where we toss all our garden clippings.
One day, my husband and daughter came inside and my 2 year old said excitedly, “Mommy I saw pummelos in our backyard!” while my husband glared at me and muttered about trash piling up in the woods. For those of you that don’t know, pummelos are giant grapefruit-like fruit, so they stand out against the dark brown leafy landscape. I can’t believe I am actually disclosing these facts online in a public forum, but we all have our eccentricities, right? In hindsight, I am glad I tossed those pummelos back there because Adam is convinced that we do in fact need a turning compost bin to keep pummelos out of the backyard. To be fair, I had only tossed two or three of them back there…and they surely won’t be noticeable once the leaves come out!
As a result, I am happily researching some turning compost bin options online and look forward to purchasing one. I also purchased a new stainless steel bin to keep next to my sink from Crate and Barrel yesterday. It is so very pretty!