Direct Composting with The Trench Method

Direct Composting with the trench method

If you are interested in composting, then try the direct method in your garden. After my strawberries have finished producing for the season, I will start the trench method for composting. This involves storing up kitchen scraps like fruit and vegetable parts and keeping them in a plastic bag in the freezer. At the end of the week, I’ll take what I have to the garden to be composted. I’ll dig a trench down the row where my strawberry plants were and then place them all inside the trench. Add some grass clippings and move the soil back over the top.
This will give the materials at least 6 months to break down before I re-plant strawberries next season in the spring. Check out my video above to see the process and how I built composting bins using free pallets.

Blackberry Plants from Root Cuttings

Blackberry Plants from Root Cuttings

I picked up a tip layered blackberry plant and found it had roots growing from the bottom on the container. I decided to cut the roots so I could move the tip layered blackberry plant and then I dug up the largest root and made 3 cuttings.

You can watch the whole process in the video above.