A friend told me that during a busy season in her life she used to grind up her compost in the blender and pour it directly on her garden. I figured it could not hurt to try. I will admit to a moment's hesitation at putting garbage in my Vitamix, but I overcame my reluctance for the sake of vegetable production.
Compost in the blender.
My kids thought we were having a smoothie for lunch. I said, "Not directly."
I brought the blender full of compost smoothie out to the garden and fed it to the dirt and worms for lunch. Hopefully we'll see good results in a few weeks!
Some notes on blender composting:
- It's best to blend every day or two so the stuff doesn't get moldy.
- Use a trowel to dig the compost smoothie into the dirt so you don't attract bugs or bees.
- You may not want to blend paper and some other things that are normally compostable. I stick with coffee grounds, tea leaves, fruit and vegetable peels and trimmings, and washed eggshells.
- Add plenty of water to the blender so you don't burn out your motor.
- And, last but certainly not least:
Wash the blender well when you're finished!