Composting is great for helping your plants grow, preventing certain plant diseases and deterring some pests in your garden. Composting also helps prevent food scraps and yard waste from heading to the landfill, and saves you money on gardening products you would otherwise buy at the store.
You can compost inside on your countertop or outside, but if you are just starting out, I suggest trying a kitchen compost to see how you like it.
Here are four simple steps to get started:
By organicdealsGuest Blogger
2 months ago
Stuff We Like
Stepping into my kitchen is always fun, as I pass the pots of green filled with fragrant smells and beautiful leaves ready to be plucked and added to soups, stews, breads or whatever else I take a fancy to.
Fresh herbs in the kitchen are a delight, and they are actually pretty easy to grow. With Spring arriving, many of you out there are wanting to get some gardening done. The sad truth is that most people will start to garden, and then end up failing because they take on too much right off the bat.
An easy way to start gardening is to just begin by growing some indoor herbs. Here are some of my favorite herbs to grow, that are also very easy to grow.
1. Pineapple Sage. This easy-to-grow sage plant smells of heavenly pineapple. It's perfect for soups, stews and Italian dishes, but I'm particularly a fan of just smelling its beautiful aroma on a daily basis.
2. Cilantro. This plant is so hearty, that it's pretty near impossible to kill. So if you have a thumb that is nowhere near a shade of green, then this should make you happy. Cilantro is great for when you're wanting to add a little bit of oomph to Mexican night.
Are you still waking up to frost? Or even worse, snow? Do you
believe that the rumors of spring have been greatly exaggerated?
While spring may not have arrived to your region yet, it is still
possible to start your garden now.
Why would you consider starting a garden when you are still wearing
long johns? First, you can't get any more local than your backyard.
Second, you have complete control over how your produce is grown,
so you know exactly what was used on your fruits and vegetables.
Finally, eating homegrown produce is a great way to save on your
Here are some tips for starting a spring garden in a
cold-climate: Pick cold-hardy plants. There are a number of
vegetables that can survive cold weather; many can even survive a
light snow. Cold hardy vegetables can be planted 4 - 6 weeks before
your last frost date.