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Let's Talk Compost

There is certainly a chance that those of you reading this thought it was going to be a review of the 2005 Rustic Voyage EP by the Austin Texas based band Compost, which is spearheaded by the environmentally conscious singer/songwriter Joseph La Fave. Alas I am writing about the benefits of composting in ones garden but if you happen to be interested in the former you can always check out La Fave’s website at http://lakeofthemind.com/

If you were to walk into your local library you would be able to find book after book praising the benefits of composting. I will attempt to give you the cliff notes on the subject but I highly recommend looking into it if it is not something you are already doing. For this blog I am mostly gathering my information from the following sources; The seed savers exchange, which can be found online at www.seedsavers.org, www.earthmachine.com , Clemson Cooperative Extension found at hgic.clemson.edu and the Cornell Cooperative Extension, of which I am a boar…

Big Plans

“Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.” ~Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897

We have finally had a break in the weather after being pounded by the tail end of winter, hopefully. Liam and Sophia and I have started breaking ground on an extension for my wife’s herb garden. It should add another 8 to 10 feet in length. A large portion of that will be basil from what Meghann has said, she has plans to make a serious amount of pesto this year. We have also been scouting the surrounding woods for nice stones to continue the border from the old garden.

I will eventually be adding another 4 or 5 feet to the vegetable garden as well. It is a nice set up because there is a 1 foot path that separates the extensions from one another so that one can walk amongst both gardens. I have some new vegetables this year also. I will unveil those at a later date though.

We have been talking about creating an herb/flower garden to encompass our rose bush…