Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Will blog about our fun day and give thanks later but for now I thought I would post this info about gardening. Enjoy!
I wanted to share a great idea I came across when I was researching composting for the garden. Composting in a zip lock bag! That's right, you can compost a gallon bag at a time using a zip lock bag, compost appropriate scraps and your refrigerator.
Basically I am taking a gallon sized bag and adding my fruit and veggie scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds (with the filter) and tea bags. For compost remember not to add any dairy, meat or oils to your bag as those items can make an odor and attract pests (like mice! yuck!).
I have found that I can start a new bag every Sunday and bury it the next Sunday, it has a good bit of materials in it and that gives the worms plenty of time to munch before I add more (I am alternating between 4 of the beds). So far it has been working great, takes little time or effort and hopefully will improve my soil for spring planting!
I just dig a hole (or trench), drop in the scraps and cover it back up. The worms do the rest.
Some great places to get more info on composting:
While you are out there feeding the worms remember to stop and smell the flowers! :)