Q: I’m too old to do classic composting with a pile. Every day I have a cup or
so of vegetable scraps to dispose of. Can I just toss them over my shrubbery to
decompose or am I asking for a rodent problem?
A: Tossing the scraps over your shrubbery might indeed invite rodents to
come for a snack. A better idea would be to dig a small permanent hole next to
the shrubbery, toss your foodstuffs in it, and cover it with a rock that the
unwanted animals can’t move.