Friday, December 11, 2009


Call me a nerd if you like, but I LOVE composting!

A couple years ago, a friend bought us an Earth Machine. We dump in hair clippings, egg shells, coffee grounds, banana peels, tea bags, paper towels, garden and yard waste, and other miscellaneous organic refuse, and - Voila! - out comes DIRT! Rich, thick, fertile dirt.

The picture above is the latest take - on a "warm" day in early December I got my shovel and wheelbarrow and emptied a good portion of my composter's contents, and got about 250 pounds of high quality garden soil!

So next summer when you are enjoying my plump red tomatoes, you know what they were grown in!

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