Tired of peeling pears...
A late post (pics from about a month ago). In August I canned a bunch of Asian pears from my dad's tree. After several rounds of canning my cramped hands could not bear to peel any more fruit, which were all about golf-ball sized. Here are the trimmings with some other odds and ends, going into a pile for fall/winter composting.
I grew some arugula, kale, and radishes here in the spring as it's a partly shaded spot. (That's the last little stalk of kale which was being attacked by slugs.) Surprisingly, one volunteer tomato plant did pretty well here, despite the lack of sun. Yes, I used a child's blue beach spade because my usual metal spade was unavailable. None of this matters for composting purposes.
The peelings are buried with some cardboard pieces under a few inches of soil, to which I'll also add soil from the cherry tomato pots when they are "done" for the season. The last layer will be a big pile of leaves (from the huge tree above that's waiting to dump leaves). Everything I've read about trench composting suggests burying kitchen scraps under at least 12-18 inches (30+ cm) of soil. So far, no issues with critters disturbing the buried scraps.
Since these photos were taken, I've added the finished pole bean vines and a bunch of rosemary trimmings.
p.s. I'm intending for this post to go to the "Compost Network" channel. I started out with a "message" but saw the "blog" tab, which seemed like a better option for a longer post. We'll see what happens when I hit "save" and then post!