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Category: Composting

More Winter Sowing and Chinchilla Poop

Today I made WinterSown.org 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 WinterSown.org yesterday. I’m looking forward to see which kinds they…

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…

Weeds in the Compost Pile?

I just read this little gem of wisdom in the comment section of another blog vegetablegardener.com and I don’t want to forget about it. I know I’ll never find it again if I don’t record it myself. The blog discussed whether to toss, or not to toss, weeds into your…

Winter Sowing and a Keyhole Garden

I put together a few flats of winter sown (more info and how-to here) seeds today. Huckleberry, currants, gooseberry, Jack in the Pulpit and elderberry. I know the berries may take longer to germinate – maybe not even until next year – but I really hope it works. I’ll be…