I haven’t done this yet, but I’m very keen to try it! It’s so simple! You just keep a spare wet blade VitaMix container in your kitchen, put all your kitchen scraps in it, and whiz it up and pour it on your garden once a day!

According to the folks over at Vita-Mix “pouring pureed kitchen “trimmings” into the soil is a form of slow composting. It is generally agreed that “coldâ€? (slow) composting produces more microorganisms in the soil and retains more nutrients compared to “hotâ€? (fast) composting.”

Ordinarily hot composting kills weed seeds while cold composting allows them to flourish, but of course kitchen scraps cold composted in the VitaMix have no whole seeds at all. Plus, fruits and vegetables from your kitchen also provide more trace elements to the soil than regular compost.

VitaMix cautions that you must get a second wet blade container, and use this second container for your Vita-Mix composting. Do not use your main container for composting, and do not use your composting container for anything else otheer than VitaMix composting.

To make your VitaMix compost, says VitaMix, “loosely fill the 64 ounce VitaMix container to the 6-cup mark with leftovers such as egg shells, vegetables, orange peels, stale bread, coffee grounds, etc. Next, add enough water to completely cover the ingredients (also to the 6-cup mark). Finally, add 1/4 cup of cottonseed meal (CSM) per 6 cups of liquefied compost. The addition of CSM helps to ensure the proper carbon-to-nitrogen ratio. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE speed #1. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run machine for 20 seconds or until smooth.”

That’s it! Voila! You have perfect, no-seed cold compost for your garden!

To use it, just pour the liquid compost onto the soil around your plants. Let it soak in for a day and then work it into the soil by taking a rake or hoe and gently mixing it in to the top one or two inches of the soil. If you are feeeding earthworms, you don’t even need to mix it in!

Also, says VitaMix, “depending on your geographic location, you may also want to cover the liquid compost with a double layer of peat moss mulch and burlap. This will prevent the liquid compost from drying out and forming cracks. This problem is particularly prevalent in the extremely hot and dry southwest.”

That’s it! That’s all there is to it!

If you do this, let me know how it goes!