If you read my blog regularly, you know I have hinted about one of my newest experiments: composting in my yard in Denver. I am not much of a gardener but I am also experimenting with a vegetable patio garden. I am pretty excited this week because I just saw the first signs of sprouts in my kitchen window! I will have an update on that later this month and hope that I can use some of my composted dirt in the garden later in May. I am not sure if it will be too soon, I need to do some more research on this.
Just a couple weeks ago, while throwing some more coffee grounds and old lettuce, I noticed there was a remarkable difference in the consistency of the compost! The first photo was the very first day of compiling all the leaves, coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells, paper towels and wilted vegetables I had in my house. My neighbor and I have been adding water, snow and food waste to the bin for three months and the second photo is from a couple weeks ago.
Thursday, the City of Denver announced they are launching a composting program in the City and County Building to reduce the waste going to the City’s landfill. I will be interested to see what they find after their experiment.
I find that in my three bins in my house rank with the largest waste being recyclables, second trash and third wasted food for composting. I am pretty good at not wasting food, most of the “food waste” is coffee grounds, egg shells, paper towels, and veggies that I just couldn’t finish fast enough. My recycle is about three times the size of my trash. Since there is only me in the house it has been really easy to do the separating. I would be curious if anyone who has a family has the same ratios as me.
Hoping you are getting excited for a great summer in Denver just like me! Be sure to let me know if I can help you with any of your Denver Real Estate needs!