Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gardening Composting


After mowing I rake up all the grass clippings to use in my garden.






Adding the grass clippings right on the garden soil.

Along with some veggie scrapes.

Till it all under...composting with yard clippings.


In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times: ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 62:7,8

7 comments:

  1. Neat! Never composted before...I guess that would save on trash which would save on garbage bags too!

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  2. Interesting! We have different way on composting! I think grasses will decompose faster than other organic materials. The compost will be much better on mixing and add nutrients on to the soil through your way. I have to strain my compost heap before it's applied, cause there are so many big and crude materials inside, such as twig, branch or hard fruit skin.
    thank you for sharing your interesting way. Have a nice day!

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    1. Your so welcome..have a nice day in your beautiful country.

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  3. Hi Teresa,
    I tried something new this summer with our tomatoes. I saved all the egg shells and banana peels. I set them in the small greenhouse to dry real good. I went to Walmart and found a tiny coffee grinder (less than $15). I use the grinder to grind up the dry banana peels and egg shells. When we planted our tomatoes, I added approximately 2-4 tablespoons of the combo (shells and peels) in the hole before we planted the tomatoes. Oh my goodness gracious, you should see our plants and tomatoes this year. They turned out beautiful. You can also add these around the bottom of planted tomatoes. The shells and peels add calcium and potassium for the tomatoes and they love this. A simple, inexpensive and useful way to re-use. LOL
    You are doing a fine job with your composting. You can always save your chicken droppings in a pile and let them cool and add this to your composting as well. The best compost and it's simple and free. We also save our coffee grounds in a big, plastic trash can (filters included). Darling Husband drilled holes in the bottom of the trash can to allow liquid to drain. When these are dry, we will add them to our garden (before Winter) to nourish the soil and feed the worms. We keep a small ice cream plastic container with a lid on the patio and add our coffee grounds every time we make a fresh pot. When the container is full, we walk it out to the trash can and simply dump the whole mess into the can (minus the container, of course). Is working like a charm and we will have a nice supply to add to all of our gardens (and most likely our flower beds too!).
    Happy Day To You & Your Family -- Bobbie :)

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    1. Bobbie....THANK YOU for the tips on composting. I heard that tomatoes need calcium and potassium. I will try this next year,
      Wow sounds wonderful way to help the tomatoes along. I will have to start saving my coffee grounds and filters. ( i buy the brown ones that doesn't contain "bleach") I am loving all these hints. Thank you. Bobbie you need a farm blog!!
      Blessings to you and your's Teresa

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    2. Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm always happy to share anything I learn with others. Hubby went to meet a friend at the mill he works at. Our friend is allowed to cut firewood. He doesn't have a fireplace, hence, no need for the wood, so he let's my husband have his share. We have always shared our bounty with him and his wife so today I prepared a big box of garden delights. In his box was a huge (30++) pound ripe watermelon; 3 beautiful cantaloupes; at least 14+ freshly picked zucchinis; some vine ripe tomatoes; cucumbers galore; and a mixed assortment of bell peppers and the mixed peppers (can't for the life of me remember their names -- they are excellent in home canned stewed tomatoes. He called from the mill to thank me personally because he not only loves all the fresh veggies but he noticed I included 2 - 2-pound loaves of zucchini bread.

      Have a happy day and enjoy the upcoming weekend -- Bobbie :)

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    3. Truly a blessed friend at the mill. What a wonderful bounty you shared with him. Your garden must be large in size.
      I think the zucchini bread got his attention...lol! Well thank you, you have a wonderful weekend also.

      // Teresa

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