|To compost or not?|
More people are gardening every year, one of the questions you have to decide is whether to compost or not. I compost, not as much as I would like, because my dogs try to eat everything, but there is actually a lot that can go in your garden to help add nutrients organically.
Everything from egg shells to coffee grinds goes in my garden, because it’s good for it. Fireplace ash will help keep the slugs off your zucchini, cabbage, and other veggies, when you plant them.
flowerbeds and yard, where a beautiful haven. Of course, at the time, I swore up and down I would never have a garden of my own, but in these tough economic times, it is a great investment, and can be very relaxing.
can tomatoes and fruits, make jelly, and juice that we were able to enjoy throughout the long winter. Today buying a bushel of peaches or apples is not as economical as it used to be, but you can still can or freeze what you grow. We pickle the green tomatoes that sometimes fall off the vine, and make sauce from our ripe tomatoes. My mom even found a recipe for zucchini relish that is as good as regular relish. Depending on your views on organic gardening, you have more control about what goes into your garden to help it grow, and in turn what then goes into your children's mouths.
The plus side is you are cutting down on the actual garbage your putting out on the curb.