Composting Basics for Your Survival Garden

There’s no reason composting can’t be part of any survival garden, even if you live in an apartment. The beauty of composting is there are so many ways to do it. And the rewards are, may I say, productive.

There are a few do’s and don’ts to be aware of though. Check out composting basics for your survival garden from Patrice Lewis in a mini compost primer in the May/June 2013 “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #141). An excerpt is below, followed by a link where you can read the whole article.

Rotten luck:
The skinny on composting

By Patrice Lewis

For much of human history, people have tried to prevent things from rotting. Literally every food preservation method we’ve come up with in the past few thousand years (freeze drying, dehydrating, salting, canning, refrigerating, freezing, etc.), up to and including keeping animals alive until the day they’re consumed, is done in an effort to prevent food from going bad.

But rotting is actually a vital component to our existence. Imagine our world without the diligent munching of untold quadrillions of agreeable microbes. We would be layered with undecomposed corpses (of both plants and animals) stretching back into the mists of time. Yuck.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.