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May 22, 2013 11:47 AM CST
|Just now getting caught up
Compost - we had family here last week, all live in the city. We were having watermelon and I told everyone to put their rinds in the compost bin when they were finished. They looked at me like I had two heads Dear son-in-law took all the rinds to the compost for me. Other than veggie scraps, my compost is mostly egg shells, coffee grounds, and tea bags.
The only spray I use has stuff in it like beer, ammonia, mouthwash, baby shampoo, etc.
Ack, I need to go prune my Weigela
Our roses are just screaming color this year too - WOW!
Watering containers from the water garden is nice as it has fish poop in it.
GREAT podcast - thank you
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May 22, 2013 12:13 PM CST
As for the food issue, it drives me crazy to see good scraps actually go into a trash can (where it'll find its way to a landfill). It just feels so phenomenally wasteful. A watermelon rind is so valuable for compost (especially vermicompost!) and failing that, as extra food for the chickens of hogs. This is why everyone who has any space at all should keep a compost pile (if they grow a garden) and/or a laying hen or two, in my opinion.
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