I like Spring because you can plant things and I like Autumn because you can harvest things. Summer is when you have all the work and weeding and watering.
You stand out in the yard and stare as things ripen and hope.
I spent Saturday building a fence that separates the front and back yard. The boyfriends has a chihuahua that loves bounding through my garden beds and I swear by the hairs on my chin-y chin chin I will cook that dog if I find her running over my carrot seeds one more time.
I also pulled up my green cone. It is currently in the way. The space that it is in, will be the expansion of my backyard patio and so I need to move it someplace else and harvest all the lovely compost that has been sitting in it.
So, let's talk about green cones and food waste digesters. Both are ways to compost your food waste. They work on an anaerobic system to break down the food.
When finished, it is black and rich and smells sweet like compost and is a great soil amendment to add to your soil.
So it can take a year and a half to two years before you get the black gold that some people talk about.
Some things do not break down as well as you might like; egg shells, avocado pits and rinds. But I just smash up what I can with my hands and sift it through a screen if I can't handle too much texture in my compost, but truthfully, I don't mind a stray shell or pit here and there.
Sift it if it bothers you, don't if it doesn't. Dig a trench or two down the sides of your garden beds then, sprinkle a few inches of your food waste compost in to amend the soil and there you have it, you have now added your food back to your food!
- Dug up and emptied food waste digester/green cone
- Dug up weeds
- Built fence
- Leveled out patio expansion location
- Built part of a retaining wall
- Bring home bacon
- Fry it up in a pan...
|Pretty little bean plant.|