Wanna grow a gorge garden without dropping a whole lotta green?
Truly super-powered fertilizer doesn’t come from the store. It comes from the kitchen and the base of the tree trunks in your own backyard. This week, Jen goes out in the garden to show you how you can keep 30% of garbage out of the landfill and use it to make your garden grow!
Backyard Composting in 10 Minutes a Week
Why This Matters
- Lighten the load on our landfills and in turn lessen the amount of methane adding to climate change.
- Instead of buying artificial fertilizer and using lots of hose-water, save moola on both.
- Make your garden grow stronger and more disease-resistant with this rich, natural fertilizer.
Ready to Try?
- Watch this episode to get the how-to and get started composting.
- Get a composter that works for you or even build your own out of wooden planks or up-cycled shipping pallets.
- Collect your kitchen scraps—especially coffee grounds— in a compost keeper you that fits nicely under the sink or looks great on the countertop, like this one. ($21)
On A Personal Note
Maximo built this shipping palette leaf composter for us in 5 minutes by stringing them together. Now, if only I could get the videos done in that time.
Our Fresh Pick
We love this recycled plastic composting bin from Good Ideas—it’s easy to mix the compost by spinning it (instead of turning the material with a pitch fork), and best of all you can roll the whole thing over to where you need to add compost material in the garden. ($125/ 52 gal bin)
Did You Know?
Earthworms have been found as deep as two miles from the surface of the Earth where temperatures can reach 160 degrees F?