Recycle and Reuse Series: Table Scraps

Prepepr Composting to Make Indoor GardensPreppers who live on a farm probably know they can feed their table scraps, sorted properly, to their livestock.  Egg shells and various yummy greens to the chickens.  Throw the rest out to the pigs.  That’s why they call it “slop the pigs”.  But, what if you don’t live on a farm with all those animals to feed your left over food scraps?

Consider composting your foods in your home.  The benefits of composting are not just for people who have farms or yards.  It is for anyone who wants to transform food scraps to soil and complete the cycle.

You don’t need to have a back yard to compost. When you compost you will have plenty of soil for your indoor or balcony plants.  Composting can be done using worms, or if you don’t like the idea of worms in your house, you can use a composting bin.  You will still need to sort the meat from the veggies, but This article on pretty much sums it up.  They also offer a way to compost meat and dairy products, which is usually frowned upon because of the fat content.

When you harvest the produce from your indoor or balcony garden you just might feel an extra touch of pride in your pantry because not only did you plant the seeds to grow the garden, but you also composted and created the best soil available.  When the garden plants have served their purpose, throw them in the compost bin with the table scraps.  Keep the cycle going.


Author: Joshua

I was preaching prepping in the early 80's. Then, I was called crazy. Recently those same people said they should have listened. It just seems to me that things really haven't changed that much except the likelihood of nuclear attacks, biological warfare, and geophysical calamities have increased instead of decreasing. The economy? It's all over but the shouting. I work with some local friends, I hope you like their sites: **As do all good preppers, I use a pseudonym.