Following up last December’s post; I buried two fabric bundles in which I had wrapped kitchen scrapes: carrots, grapefruit, orange, onion, pomegranate, eucalyptus barks, kale, cabbage, lemon, tea and coffee grains. I buried them in a heap of compost and earth outside in the cold of winter for a month. When I went to recovered it, the bundles were covered with rotten vegetation and crawling critters. The bundles were moist and a bit slimy and smelled very loamy. After rinsing the gunk off with water, I set the two bundles aside until the next morning before opening them.
I was amazed with the results from both of the bundles. Whereas the cellulose fibers in the cotton bundle had started breaking down and had many tears and holes in it, the protein fibers of the silk bundle had remained completely intact.
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