Some things never fail to delight me, like the view of the Bettelwurf from my place.
But so do other things, like the fact that it is so ridiculously easy to make compost, even in a city apartment. This is one winter’s worth of coffee grounds, eggshells, rotten fruit, vegetable parings and garden cuttings.
The first thing the uninitiated asks is “Doesn’t it smell? What about flies?” In fact, no, it smells less than your garbage pail, and plant waste doesn’t attract flies. I keep this large container on the terrace, but you could just as easily keep a smaller pail (with a lid) under the kitchen sink. I now have a pot of black, fertile soil with which to re-pot plants. No aeration necessary, just a little water now and then.