Friday, May 20, 2016

When Composting, Reuse, and Tomatoes Collide

I love reuse. I love growing tomatoes. And, of course, I LOVE COMPOSTING. That is why I'm sharing one man's genius idea of growing tomatoes.

James Bryan had the fantastic idea to use an old garbage can with holes drilled in it as a way to deliver water and fertilizer (via compost) to four tomato plants surrounding the garbage can.

Here are his photos from when the plants were first planted and then at the end of June.

Check out the final photo (those are big plants!) and his full yet very simple instructions at Hometalk.

And then get out there and use that compost!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wanna Call Yourself a Master Composter?

Be honest, are you considered a master of anything?
Well, you can learn everything you ever needed to know about composting (and brag to your friends with a cool new title) by attending the Civic Garden Center’s Master Composter training in June.

The four week Master Composter Series is the most intensive composting training available in Cincinnati. You will become a whiz-bang virtuoso on a wide array of topics including: where to locate a compost pile, how to build a compost bin that is best for you, how and when to turn your compost, the fascinating biology of a compost pile, and how to incorporate compost into your existing garden.

Whew, I feel smarter already.

You will also learn how to make a vermi-composting bin. Classes are Wednesdays June 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 9am to 3:30pm. Visit this site for more information and registration details:

Class size is limited, smarty pants, so register soon!