2.23.2014

Composting

I love to garden - it's that simple. I became interested in gardening last year, and it is very relaxing! Last summer I wanted to start composing, but never got around to it. I thought it would very complicated, and expensive to start. Not so much. I read that you can compost with a basic plastic trash can. Works for me!




I am starting my composting early this year, because once my seeds start to grow, I want to add my compose mixture to my soil.

This year I plan on growing a lot of stuff in containers vs growing stuff in the ground. I grew lavender last year, and it took over my whole flower, and vegetable bed. I was having a hard time figuring out what to grow, so I planted a lot of things. Squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, tomatoes. The only thing that was not successful were the melons. Didn't do much of anything. I think that I had too much going on, so this year I want to focus on more container gardening, and saving my ground items for flowers.

So, I have a basic large trash can. I am going to drill holes in it for it to breathe, and start adding my "compost."





What you can compost:

  • Egg Shells
  • Coffee Grinds
  • Coffee Filters
  • Tea Bags  
  • Fruits & Veggies 
  • Cardboard & Newspaper 
  • Grass trimmings 
  • Dryer Lint 

I just used a basic trash can with a locking lid, and had my hubby drill 3/4" holes into the sides. Now to start adding my compost!

xoxo, p&c


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