|The pride of any successful garden is a good compost pile|
The one thing that always consoles me when I have a gardening failure is that if I am not growing food, then at least I am growing future compost.
|Our green waste is composted in a large black drain pipe prior to being integrated into the larger pile.|
One aspect of gardening that Tim is always involved in is the fetching of compost. We load it into a tarped trailer, haul it home and shovel it into a pile where we continue to turn and "fluff" it into "black gold". This is the time when it is necessary to have some large equipment both at the loading end and the unloading end.
Once I get it home, I deal with it in smaller quantities, sifting the larger uncomposted parts out and adding them back into the pile. If you truly think that you have nothing left to do in the garden on any given day, go out and get some well sifted compost to side dress your plants.
|There are few things prettier than a bed of healthy plants wearing a fresh layer of compost.|
But even being a no nonsense dirt farmer who buys her beans in bulk and takes great pride in her very large manure pile, I am always intrigued by the 21st Century mass marketing which makes gardening look so easy and colorful. The goal of a good marketing plan is not merely to sell to a large portion of the existing market, you must also sucker in new buyers who have never gardened before.
|Click here for the YouTube demonstration of Gro-ables Gardening.|
This is like Lunchables or Pudding Snack Packs for gardening. Who needs tractors or trowels? Or cow poop? Just buy a kit at the store, stick it in your cart, and cart it home to your patio.
|It almost appears as if no hard work or dirt are involved!|
|Everything comes with a bar code and instructions!|
In another two weeks it will be Good Friday and I will be chomping at the bit to get my garden peas in the ground. With any luck the snow will have melted by then.