Compost happens, and it’s a good thing it does, or we would all need more than hip boots to get around.

Organic matter breaks down or decomposes eventually, except of course, when it’s placed in garbage bags and gets buried in a landfill.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

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