Yes, I have a mulch pile. No, I don’t have a garden. So you may think I’m crazy, and I am, but not because of this.

It’s true that I don’t have any cultivated plants whose tender roots I could nourish with dark, rich, decomposing yummies. Though I’m sure that if I had some plants, they could not refuse the refuse of my wasteful kitchen.

Harvey Estes is a nationally published puzzle master whose Pitt County Crossroads alternates with his column in The Daily Reflector every other week. He lives in Pitt County north of Greenville.