Lowering Food Waste – Plant Your Compost!

~Texas Homesteader ~ 

You buy produce with the good intentions of enjoying it with your family.  But THEN it happens…  Your produce goes past its prime.

Now back ‘in the day’ I’d sigh and toss it into the compost.  Yes composting it is better than just tossing it in the trash, but these days I go one step better. I PLANT my compost!

That too-far-gone produce then produces fresh food for my family. MAGIC!  Recently I wrote a piece for Mother Earth News about just that. Check it out, y’all!

If your produce goes past its prime, don't toss it into the compost. PLANT your compost! #TexasHomesteader

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4 thoughts on “Lowering Food Waste – Plant Your Compost!

  1. Andrea

    Great post, I’e had great success planting store bought garlic. Thanks for sharing found your post at The Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Garlic & potatoes are two of the easiest to plant produce-section veggies Andrea. And why not?? The red potatoes in the raised beds this year came from too-far-gone red potatoes, they’re growing like gangbusters! So is the store-bought garlic. ~TxH~

  2. tonia conner

    Great post, question? Do you not put soil on top of growing potatoes? Can you do both? Our potato crop has not had a good yield for the first two years wee have tried. We are in zone six and are getting ready to plant now. I’m thinking maybe the soil gets too compacted. We get a few golf ball potatoes. We try reds gold yukon and russets. Have a great Easter.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I’ve grown them by adding soil to the top of growing potatoes and I’ve just grown potatoes without topping them with anything. I haven’t topped with only hay for a few years now and I’ve never planted them in a trough before. But they seem to be growing great this year and I’m thinking I’ll have an awesome harvest this year. ~TxH~


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