Mr. Free and I started our garden this week.
In preparation a couple of weeks ago we decided to start composting.
Mr. Free used some plywood scraps (oh-so-green of us!) to make some compost bins to put in the back of our pretty large, jungle-like backyard.
We also purchased a small plastic paint bucket from Lowe's to put our daily food scraps in to take out to the big bins.
It has been quite the experience so far! We have cut down our trash by about half!
In composting you can compost 'green' materials
and 'brown' materials
Many of you probably already knew this, but just in case you didnt...
Starbucks gives away big bags of coffee grounds for you to use in your garden.
We snagged a big bag Sunday and used it in the soil for our garden.
It's free and great for your compost and soil!
And gives you an excuse to go to Starbucks more often! Hahaha
Here's a cute pics of the pups while we were gardening....they are so cute and short. : )
Also.... please check your local listings because tonight on PBS they will be airing Food Inc. tonight!!!
I highly, highly recommend everyone see this who eats food.
That should be everyone....
It's not gross or make you want to be a vegetarian (like I've heard some people say in concern)
It just educates you on what you are putting your body.
Please watch it. Please.
Is anyone a long-time composter? Have any tips?
Is anyone a beginner composter like us?
Have any questions about it?
Have you seen Food Inc.? What are your thoughts???