Are you ready to get a jump on your New Year's Resolutions for your garden? Let's Go!
How do we Recycle?
is a natural soil amendment and garden fertilizer. It can be made
FREE using kitchen scraps. Apple cores, celery or carrots parts, rinds
and peels from fruits and veggies...throw it all in there! But don't
stop there- also use grass clipping, dead leaves and other yard waste.
Not only does composting save money on expensive fertilizers and soil amendments, it keeps all of this "trash" out of your garbage bin and out of landfills.
It's not necessary to purchase fancy or expensive containers in the
garden. I prefer to use recycled pots and containers. For seedlings, I
have cleaned (sterilized) yogurt or cottage cheese containers and then
poked holes in them for drainage. When I ran out of plastic I used
recycled toilet paper rolls.
Using rain water to nourish your garden is another great way to recycle
and save money. Sure you can buy expensive equipment, but recycling is
We'd love to hear how You recycle in the garden!
"The single greatest
lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need
not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people
still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try,
find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. "
--Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals