I am a passionate gardener and I mostly grow a variety of herbs, arugula, kale, mustard, beets, turnips, rutabaga, radishes, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, field cress, grasses, pea shoots, different bean shoots, tomatoes, etc.
But if there is such a thing:
I have just fallen in love with my compost pile.
I never did well with composting in those expensive bins. So, I started composting right in my garden plot. I collected leaves and yard clippings, fresh cow dung, worm castings and picked up all the earthworms I found and carried them to the compost pile; also, food waste, shredded news-paper, all kitchen food scrapes and not to forget the tea bags;also, I collected some soil & rotten wood from the forest. Of course, I always add Agnihotra ash mixed with water to catalyze the decomposition process. Then I turn it over. And with each time I add more new ingredients I turn & mix it all.
While working with the compost pile, I repeat mantras and sing. This has become a source of much enjoyment for me. (This experience is not comparable to having the compost in containers.) I feel that by turning with my own hands, chanting sacred mantras and singing, just enjoying myself – my work turns into love.
And this adds to the positive vibrations of all other ingredients, which in turn is transferred to the plants that are receiving this Homa compost.
I practice Agnihotra daily at sunrise and sunset close to the garden and the garden and compost receive every few days some of my Agnihotra ash.