I have a question that is...composting related..in a way. Here goes...
I hate to see my food scraps get sent to landfills, so I have been throwing my food scraps (pretty much all fruits/veggies) into the woods by my house. I figure it will be broken down to feed plants, or it will get eaten by hungry animals...but either way avoid the landfill. Obviously I am not getting any return for the plants I personally tend, but to be honest, this is the laziest way I can think of to get rid of my food waste! My questions are....
1) Is this OK? As in, will these scraps still get broken down, and possibly help out the mini ecosystem of the forest?
2) Should I throw all of my fruit/veggie scraps into one big pile, or should I spread them out over the woods? I am unsure if it will work if I just throw them in a pile since it is mostly fruits and veggies (I read somewhere about needing carbon sources)
3) to go with Q2...would it work if I threw all of the veggies/fruits where a large rotting log is? Then perhaps there would be other organic matter from the tree, that could aid in the overall process of breaking down/etc.
4) Any hints or tips you have for me!