Burying your compostables including weeds, garden debris, and kitchen waste pays dividends, the very first season!
"Soil both craves life and wants to produce more life, even a hundred fold." Fred Bahson, Soil and Sacrament, page 3.
Before we get going on the Compost Hole Method, which you can modify back as a method to prepare whole rows or to prepare wide beds, I want to share a little secret with you. Amongst all the other organic matter you will utilize in building your living soil environment, you will want to include short sections of sticks and stalks. They are the secret ingredient for super powering organic slug control in your garden.
Many of our garden plants produce strong stalks when we allow them to flower and begin the process of setting seed. Clip the excess stalks into sections from about 2 – 4 inches long. These carbon rich sticks provide plenty of surface area for beneficial bacteria, protozoa, mycelium, and other beneficial soil organisms to colonize, and the green plant matter that forms the skin and pith of the sticks (as well as the other organic matter you will be burying) provide the beneficial microorganisms with food. As the sticks and stalks are colonized and broken down, they often become hollow.