My “Get it Done” project for this month was supposed to be a compost bin.
The closest I got to accomplish this project was the big pile of lawn clippings and leaves I raked up earlier this month.
I’ve had the compost project on my calendar for months, and it’s been on my to-do list for years, and yet, when we got to the month of May, I was just completely overwhelmed with a variety of school and work projects. I just simply didn’t have the time (or the energy) to begin researching options and implementing a composting system.
It’s a really lame excuse, I know. The irony of starting a “Get it done” series and then not “get it done” is not lost on me!
So what I have now is a garden of opportunities. Over the next week or two, I’ll be investigating my composting options. I’ll be reading up on how to create good compost, and I’ll start collecting the fruit and veggie scraps in the mini compost container I have for my kitchen counter.
I’m also in the process of designing my summer vegetable garden. I know that I’ll be planting tomatoes and broccoli again, but I haven’t decided what else. The boys started beans from seeds as a school project. I had pretty rotten luck with beans last year, but I think it’s worth trying again. I’m considering green leaf lettuce, kale, more herbs, and carrots. We’re still at risk for frost around here, so I have a little bit more time to decide.
I love wandering through greenhouses this time of year because they are a reminder of just how many opportunities we have to grow delicious food, and beautiful flowers. But I also have to remind myself that I only have a tiny bit of space, and a limited budget.
I’m curious how your gardens are growing. What things are you planting? Do you have any tips for a newbie composter?