Here’s a cheap way to make a good composting box. I’ve bought the wood with the notches pre-cut in a DIY kit, but you could cut it out yourself. Notice that the length of the notches is a little bit shorter than the thickness of the wood, therefore the wood will wedge itself together making
A few days ago this bed was planted with corn and peas, as you would see on my garden tour post, but as the bed was prepared late there was not much of a chance that those plants would produce much before harvest. So I gave up on them and cleared the soil in order
1. Planning – WHEN will you grow WHAT, and HOW? 2. Work every day – Find out what you can do TODAY to grow more food, and do it 3. Water your plants on dry days – How much WATER do your plants need? 4. Plant “seeds” – Order books, order seeds, make appointments 5.
If you ask the earwigs these warm summer nights are just perfect for hanging around in the top of the apple trees, eating, sleeping, mating or whatever. Of course this happens in and between the apples where the birds can’t join the party. The apples grow so close to each other that the earwigs have
Yesterday I built one more composting box to make room for the leaves from the cutting of the privet hedge that is planted around the property. Normally I dump the leaves at the recycling centre but I guess that’s really just a waste of gas. Why not turn it into humus right here?… Then I
I’m starting up new beds in the garden this year. The problem we will be facing is that the soil is full of clay. I don’t know why it is that way in this area, but some “healing” needs to be done. Therefore I bought a small plastic box to be used for organic waste
Yesterday I decided to move the compost bin as part of the bigger plan we made for the garden. It has been standing in the same spot for about 1½ year and it was like reading a story when it was turned over. There were very distinct layers down through the pile, some layers almost