Sunday, September 2, 2012

Composting ~ It's Looking Gooey

Not too long ago, I wrote about starting to compost in our backyard.  We started with this bin and each week we are faithfully adding our grass clippings, shredded paper and cardboard, dog hair and kitchen waste to it.  We add water as needed and keep turning it.  It's amazing...I even notice the heat, so I know it is cooking in there!

The bin is about one quarter full by now, but we are in no hurry to have compost as yet.  There are things to be done in our before we have a need for it.  We are just about finished with our annual "Monsoon" season here in Arizona, and until that is gone and dry weather is the norm again, we have weeds growing at the rate of inches per day!  Those need to be pulled and the yard tidied up, and then we will be ready to prepare for next Spring's garden. 

Well, we may not get this ambitious with a garden, but we will be planting something in the Spring. We'll see if we can clear enough space in our sunniest spot and grow a few veggies and perhaps some herbs!  It will be a challenge with bad backs and two dogs, but perhaps we can make it workable! 
What does your garden grow?
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