Home Composting Without Worms.
If you'd prefer to compost without worms, the good news is: You can!
The process takes a couple of months because you have to wait for stuff to decay.
Make a heap of table scraps (no dairy, fat or meat - they attract rodents and other critters).
Avoid anything big or woody because it won't decompose quickly. If you don't have a good spot on the ground for your pile, consider a plastic bin.
You can even get rounded bins that you roll instead of turning. Kids love this type.
This is available at garden centers. Water the pile, cover it with black plastic, and let it cook.
It will get very hot inside. Turn it with a pitchfork about once a week so that everything "cooks" consistently. The more often you turn it, the faster it cooks. (If it doesn't cook, add more manure).
Add more garden waste, sawdust, manure, table scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells, and shredded paper.
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