It Came from the Compost Bin

I’m not even sure how a whole sweet potato got in there in the first place, but this one really wanted to grow.

That giant pile of wood chips in the background is the result of a large weed tree that fell down and flattened a portion of our community garden, including our ramshackle compost bin. But Davin, our resident Compost Technician keeps plugging away at it, undeterred. Proof positive that one does not require a proper bin with four sides and a top to turn garden and kitchen waste into compost.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “It Came from the Compost Bin

  1. I just built raised beds and tossed in some compost. I’ve had about 10 seedlings come up, and I don’t remember planting any of them. I just take them out gently and put them into pots to see if they get any bigger.

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  3. Ha ha! I have one of those growing in the kitchen. And I just bought a second copy of your book, a friend stole the first one. I’m going to make a shiso slushie (with gin).

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