Taxing compost, cheap pots, and succulents
|Here are my 190s federal and state |
tax forms and receipts.
The paper shredded was only black ink on uncoated paper. I know you shouldn't shred coated/glossy paper with color ink, I believe because of the chemicals from the ink and paper processing. Everything's decomposing nicely. The paper adds some bulk to the compost, not sure how much nutrients it adds. But, hey, it's tree bits, so it can't be bad.
My wife also found all these beautiful pots seen in the top photo. I used this photo for the lead photo, only because shredded paper in compost does not make for an appealing image. She bought them for only a couple bucks each at the Christmas Store, a store I'd only ever been in with my mother years ago. I'm told they have much larger clay pots. I may have to go check those out. These will get filled with hostas and also some of the annuals I've over-winterd in the basement.
|I also had leaves from fall raking that make up |
the majority of the "dry" material in the compost.
|Taxes mix in well with compost.|
|All these pots found spots in the garden, ready to soak up spring rain (and any potential snowfall)|
It's all hostas, and they get stored here over the winter.
|Looks kinda' rough, but in a couple months, and with some new hens & chicks to fill in blank spots, it'll look like a million bucks.|