Tag: compost

Six on Saturday: This week in the garden

The weather is finally a little warmer, although the winds haven’t died down much, except for a day or two. That’s when the Black Flies started to descend upon me, enough so that Mark broke out our mosquito netted hoods and shirts. Mosquito netting… Continue Reading “Six on Saturday: This week in the garden”

Food Waste and Our Soil: Why everyone should compost for a healthier future

It’s called “black gold” – no, it’s not oil, it’s compost and it is valuable. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize just how precious this commodity really is for our earth.  I’ve written about how-to compost in the past. It’s not a very glamorous topic,… Continue Reading “Food Waste and Our Soil: Why everyone should compost for a healthier future”

Product Review: FoodCycler™ FC-30

[Note: We do not make any money from our Product Reviews. We purchase the products we review, unless otherwise noted.] I’m always on the lookout to make a difficult job easier and late last year I discovered a wonderful home composting system called the… Continue Reading “Product Review: FoodCycler™ FC-30”

Healthy Soil and It’s Importance in the Garden

What Makes Food Nutritious? Did you ever stop and wonder what exactly makes our food nutritious?  Not delicious, but nutrient-rich.  Some people may believe that what makes food nutritious comes from the seed when in fact it comes from the soil. There are 17… Continue Reading “Healthy Soil and It’s Importance in the Garden”

Succession Planting – a great way to extend your season

I don’t think many people realize that there is even plenty of time to sow seeds for certain vegetables that will give you a late-summer or an early autumn harvest.

The Importance of soil – Our lives depend on it!

When veggies are grown in your own garden soil enrich with compost, you pick them when you need your veggies minutes before a meal. They are ripe and ready when they are highest in nutritional content.

Bein’ Green – Living Green

Kermit used to struggle with “Bein’ Green” and many Americans, as well as others around the world today struggle with ‘living green’.  Our society has been accustomed to throwing things away – after all it sometimes feels like takes more effort to recycle. Three… Continue Reading “Bein’ Green – Living Green”

Composting: The Making of Black Gold

They call it Black Gold because what it can do for your plants is priceless.  People think that composting has to be difficult – but it doesn’t. People have a way of over-complicating things.