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They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot….

Whew, July was a busy month. All my tomatoes decided to come in at once and I’ve had more basil than even I can stand.

So, Mary, Mary, how did your garden grow?

My dear family didn’t plant too much this year, but we have had enough to put away food for winter and give some away to friends and neighbors. It’s been a fun little venture for dear son, who’s quite good at harvesting and can even go out to the garden and grab things for me when I need them.

For the second summer I’ve said I wanted to compost … and dear husband finally got on board and bought me a compost bin. Now all those scraps we’ve accumulated don’t have to go to the trash but instead can go make some new dirt for next year’s garden.

I’m finding it very interesting what is recommended that you do or do not compost.

Toilet paper rolls? Yep, if you tear them up into small pieces.

Citrus fruits? Nope, not supposed to due to pesticides. (OK, we broke that rule and put lemon rinds in.)

Coffee grinds and filters? YES! I can’t stand the coffee grinds in the trash. They just look gross.

Eggs? Yes and no. The shells can go in, but you aren’t supposed to put eggs themselves. (Due to possible salmonella I suppose.)

With all these rules …. maybe Kermit was right. It’s not always easy being green.

But, I have seen a decent reduction in our household garbage already this week. And we already recycle glass, plastic and aluminum.

Next step: Adding worms. We’ll see how that goes …. Dear husband’s gonna have to do it, though, because I don’t think I can stand to touch them. 

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