Seed starting indoors and cold compost

Last winter I put up the greenhouse in the backyard. Since we don’t have a lot of sunny window space in the house, I decided to start my seedlings in the greenhouse. There was plenty of space, and a whole lot of sun, so that wasn’t a problem. The trouble was, it was pretty cold … Read more

More Winter Sowing and Chinchilla Poop

Today I made flats for bok choy cabbage, golden acres cabbage, bright lights swiss chard, curly leaf parsley, sweet marjoram and ruby queen beets. I sent in my self addressed stamped envelope to get my heirloom tomato seeds from yesterday. I’m looking forward to see which kinds they send me! My sister in … Read more

Snow Melting Hot Compost Pile!

I waded through snow to add some scraps to my compost bin today and was happy to find a lot of snow had melted away all around it. Hot pile! I’m sure some folks have compost that’s steaming in the snow with a nice melted path around the edge, but I was happy to find … Read more