Easy Composting: A super easy way to make your own compost is simply using a trench. Not complicated at all, if you can dig a hole, you can trench compost.
Collect at least a gallon of food scraps (an simple way to do this is to store scraps in a gallon ziploc bag or a tupperware container in the fridge or freezer until full) **Food scraps can consist of any produce scraps, coffee grinds and filters, egg shells. Do NOT add meat, dairy, pasta, bread etc. These items will attract rodents.
Dig a hole in your garden about the size of a basketball, pour your scraps in and cover it back up with dirt. You may want to dig down 10+ inches if you have a dog that will dig up your scraps for a midnight snack. An extra measure of care would be to put a rock or something large atop your hole. This is also a good idea to help you remember where you trenched last.
Tips: if burying in an empty garden bed you can do it anywhere. If burying in a bed with veggies or ornamentals, you should bury the scraps at least a foot away from the plant. As the scraps decompose, the heating process can damage plants roots. If you are using this method in a garden, consider adding some
red wiggler worms
to speed up the process.
But they will only survive if you are adding a constant supply of food scraps or organic materials. So, you must continue composting year round.