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Posts tagged with “gardening”

Composting technologies

Friday, 7 October, 2011

My goal in this post is to give you the practical advice on how to actually compost at home, with the idea that my previous posts have given you both some motivation to do it and some of the principles at work. Let’s start by reviewing the basics.  All we need to compost is: air,…

How to compost

Friday, 9 September, 2011

My last post ended with a bit of a teaser – that I would be giving away the secret to making your own free miracle fertiliser/soil amendment!  I hope I shall not disappoint. I’ll try to keep this post entirely centred around theory, with a follow-up on specific techniques and technologies. The science behind composting…

Why compost?

Tuesday, 30 August, 2011

A little while back I gave a presentation at our former ward’s “Skills Day”.  The half-day event was part of a summer-long programme of events spearheaded by the Bishop with the aim of encouraging self-sufficiency in these hard economic times. I was asked to speak about gardening as MBCB and I have a large fruit…

Garden Favorites

Monday, 15 August, 2011

The busy season in my garden began at the same time as my morning sickness this spring.  I had big plans for filling up the garden plot my husband and I rent, but when it came time to start planting my much-anticipated fennel, all I really wanted to do was sit in a lawn chair…