Last week was international composting week! It was fun to spread the message about the importance of composting and answering lots of messages about it!
The biggest question that I get a lot is: “can I just make a pile of my food scraps in the yard?” The quick answer is no. A compost pile needs to be almost equal amounts of greens (most things in your kitchen, even coffee grounds) to browns (sawdust, chipped leaves). Any pile that’s out of proportion will either give you a stinky mess or not break down quickly.
We received a compost drop off last week and it is quickly composting in the pile!
My mom is always sweet and saves me her compostables too! She even wraps them in newspaper to avoid plastics!
We try to recycle most of our paper, but we also use some in the compost bin. I just make sure to work in under the compost, so that paper isn’t flying all over the place on a windy day!
Another reason that I love luffas is that they go straight from being used and into the compost bin. They can be used for a long time before they need to go into the compost!
And I figured that I should show off some of the pretty things going on in the garden! The newly planted blueberry bushes are blooming! (And I think I see a few tiny berries!
The Spring raised bed has come to life and the radishes are even ready to be harvested!
The strawberries are starting to look more beautiful by the day too!
I’m going to be attempting to grow some winecap mushrooms underneath of the trellis. Hopefully I have a harvest by fall!
And lastly, I was able to score a couple fig trees for Mother’s Day! Hopefully these beauties grow and we can taste a real fig in a few years!
I can’t wait to share how our grand opening of the little free library went and how much we enjoyed having family over for the event!