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Jul
27

Composting

Posted by: Kristina Evans | Comments (0)

There’s just something so great about composting!  Taking items that would otherwise have ended up in a land fill and turning them into something amazing for the garden just makes me happy!  A lot of local municipalities are now offering compost bins for free or at greatly reducedIMG_6680 cost for home gardeners.  It’s a great opportunity to reduce our individual foot prints and keep our gardens looking beautiful and free of pesticides.  There are lots of great ways to use compost including, feeding our plants and even making compost tea that will work as an organic pesticide/fungicide.

One more frugal garden tip…  This week I discovered my city offers multiple sites for free mulch pick up!  I’m so excited!  Now I know you have to weigh the potential for nonorganic elements coming into your garden, but we are using it on some walk ways around an above ground pool we just put in.  So the fact that it’s free outways my concerns for this project!

So get out there and help make the world a more beautiful and healthy place to live, by reducing your contribution to landfill waste.

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Apr
09

Getting the Garden In!

Posted by: Kristina Evans | Comments (4)

I haven’t written in a while, because I have been completely consumed with getting our vegetable garden in.  IMG_5755This year the girls are really getting involved and we’ve even been working on a garden unit study that has been so much fun!  So let me tell you what we’ve been up to… Read More→