Now that we live in the city and the vegetable stand is literally right around the corner, we don't need to garden. But John, especially, enjoys doing it. So we've got some tomatoes going and our Sunday night guard is a great gardener and we noticed he's put in some lettuce. Me? I'm the one who can't get anything to grow! That is not an exaggeration, either! I recently planted cilantro, parsley, and basil. I'm proud to say the basil is going great guns. One out of three isn't bad, right?
|Putting ashes in the compost pit, with the pile of non-burnable stuff by the barrel.|
I recently saw this infographic on Pinterest and thought it was helpful. You'll have to click on it to be able to read it or just check it out here: http://parentingpatch.com/composting-101-an-infographic-from-hometown-dumpster-rental/. There are some things we have realized we shouldn't put in the compost. One of our missionaries who works for the agricultural project told us that "if it was once a living plant" it can go in the compost. That would include all fruits, vegetables, leaves, grass, straw, etc. If it's been processed, as chemicals on it, or is something that would attract animals (here, namely cats) don't put it in.
This past Saturday both John and I worked outside doing some weeding.
I also transplanted some of my basil to other places since there were too many plants in the pot. Two days later and they are still alive!!!
Let's see, what can we make with tomatoes, lettuce, and basil?