Thanksgiving Tip

We often share the cooking chores at the holidays.  I always volunteer to do all the vegetable dishes.

I am an avid composter. 

Those ten pounds of potato and onion peals are always a bonus.

This is is great time of year to start a compost pile, if you don't already have one.


Lilt Lilt
14 Responses Nov 26, 2008

Can you put onion peals and citrus peals on the compost? I was told: no no no!

I have four earthboxes waiting to be filled. and my seedlings are going crazy.. I think I may have planted some too early. I've also left some a bit late... Lettuce seedlings didn't work. Now I've discovered that it's better to plant greens directly and not disturb them

Mother Nature is funny like that, Mrs. Woo.

Cool.<br />
And get yourself a worm bin.

RA...I've been thinking about it. You should do a composting lesson with the kids and ask them to save their scraps for two or three days. Provide some kind of container (cheap) and make it a one time deal. But some of the students might get into it and continue bringing it in.<br />
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Put up a picture of your dogs, Cowbell :)

haha Lilt, I meant us staff bringing compost or even just collecting what we use in the classrooms (we have a kitchen and lots of people bring fruit and things like that to eat at work). That composting bin is a good idea for sure, I'd like to have one.

I'm so glad you dropped in here, RA. You reminded me of something I wanted to add here...<br />
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A most excellent gift, <br />
A worm bin!<br />
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They are indoor and outdoor bins filled with worms that will turn that compost into black gold in no time. And even better...the boxes are built by high school students.n $40<br />
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RA, your cause is nobel....but I'm not so sure parents want to start putting rotting fruit and coffee grounds in their kids back packs. But hey, I could be wrong :)

I live in an apartment right now but I still save my veggie scraps (I'm vegetarian so there's lots of them!). Our special ed department has it's own garden so I started a compost pile with a bunch of leaves and my scraps. I'm hoping some other people will start bringing scraps too!

"Brindled" What does that mean?

You seem like a handy guy, there are lots of simple containers you can construct.<br />
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Tell us about your dogs...

WIGU is correct. <br />
I love seeing that steam come off the pile when it's cold.<br />
But I'm weird like that.

Veggies need lots of sun. But there are plenty of other things you can grow in the shade, Cowbell.<br />
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I believe you can still compost when it's freezing. I do some homework and let you know...

I would love to see your garden magic!!<br />
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We have been getting rain for two days. It is soooo needed. We have been suffering a severe drought for 5 years now :(<br />
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Bare, yes. But my nandinas are covered with gorgeous red berries.

Kiwi peels, coffee grounds, slimy cucumber found in the bottom drawer, and some dead leaves.<br />
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And it's only 9 a.m.!!<br />
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WIGU, go look in my photos and find the the fungus that my compost produced last spring!!