Daily Archives: June 18, 2009

Tend to the Compost (Day 18 of 30 DTABG)

Today’s garden tip is a reminder to tend to your compost pile. If you don’t already have a compost pile, there’s not time like the present. There are all sorts of fancy compost bins that you can buy or construct, but we’re pretty basic around here, we just have piles on the ground in the back of the yard. So if you don’t already have a compost system in place, go take your days worth of vegetable and fruit scraps and walk it back to a forgotten part of your yard and just put it in a pile. Then read more about composting here.

If you do have a compost pile, go turn it today. Yes, I know, it’s can be a big job, but it’s worth it. You need to stir things up and add oxygen to the mix to help everything break down. Take your kids out with you (if you have them) to discover all the fantastic bugs that creep and crawl around. It’s a great time for a little lesson in decomposition. After you turn it, water it down until it’s damp, but not soggy.

Tomorrow we’ll be using finished compost, so go ahead and make sure it’s in good shape! Then go take a long hot bath, you deserve it!

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