Thursday, May 2, 2013

Re-purposed crib!

OK, so summer is approaching and as it does, well, that means more gardening.  We planted a small garden, but it's hard to ever get enough organic matter into it to start our plants well, so--we decided it was time to start our own composting bins.

This is our tiny garden, we have tomatoes, peppers of all sorts, brocolli, chard, lettuce, eggplant and onions...I guess we'll see how it all turns out.  This picture is from about 3 weeks ago, everything is much bigger now.
But, in an effort to not have to buy pre-made fertilizers and organic materials from elsewhere, we used an old drop-side crib to create our own composting bin at the back of our property (behind the fence where the dogs won't mess with it).  So, if we do this right (trial and error at this point) then we should have some good rich compost to till into the soil before we replant for the fall!  I'm totally excited to do this--we started about 3 weeks ago and it already smells so rich and is starting to get darker and has all sorts of worms in it!