One of the most common questions we get from customers and clients is “Can I compost kitchen scraps without having to have a compost bin in my garden?” Having compost bins in a garden is a non-starter for many urban gardeners due to lack of space or fear of vermin.
However, there is a very easy and fast solution. We love the ease of Vitamix cold composting. Easy to break down, easy to work into the soil and easy to clean the Vitamix unit itself. What more can you ask for? You can use any blender to break down kitchen scraps, but Vitamix is the gold standard. It also makes delicious smoothies.
Here is a bowl of scraps to be composted. You name it, it’s in there…veggies, fruit rinds, tea leaves, coffee grinds and even organic paper towels. You may also want to add some potash or other nutrients depending on what your soil needs.
Into the cauldron! Almost to the top, but leave room for water.
We add as much water as the canister full of scraps will hold.
A few incantations i.e. turning the knob to full spin and….voila!
Pour the mixture directly into the soil around the plants. You should also work the mixture in so that it doesn’t sit on top of the soil and get crusty. No harm done if you don’t work it in, but the crusty green sludge on top of the soil may offend your highly tuned aesthetic sensibilities…
After mixing it in, the worms and Mother Nature do the rest. Easy-peasy and about 7 minutes from start to finish.