Alternatives to Composting

The inside of a bokashi bin

Even though all those avocado pits, banana peels, eggshells, pumpkin skin, coffee grounds, and other non-edible parts of the foods we prepare are biodegradable – sending them to a landfill is not a good idea. Food waste is a major problem that contributes to over five percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Composting

Composting garden waste

You might think that going green and living clean is only related to how much recycling you do or how much you decrease your contribution to the landfill. However, this planet requires more from us as we produce about 1,600 pounds of trash every year. This statistic only represents the residential trash … Read more

Compost Temperature: Is your compost hot enough?

Compost Temperature Is your compost hot enough

Compost.  We really should all be composting.  It’s great for the environment.  It’s great for your garden and there are so many different ways to go about it. If you’re lucky enough to have a yard, then a compost pile is a pretty simple and easy way to go.  Read this post … Read more

Composting: It about more than just your banana peels

Composting It about more than just your banana peels

Ok, y’all.  Confession time (don’t you just love when I make my confessions?).  I haven’t been composting as I should lately.  There.  I said it.  I’m a homesteader who has been throwing out perfectly good, compostable goods. It all started when we broke our usual kitchen compost bucket.  You know the one. … Read more

On Being a Patient Gardener

On Being a Patient Gardener

As I’ve mentioned in the past, we moved to our new home last November.  When we moved, we brought our raised beds and the dirt that we had been using in them with us.  It wasn’t easy.  It would have simplified our move if we had just left it all behind and … Read more