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Feeding the garden fantasies

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dsc_0006 Out collecting seaweed for compost.

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dsc_0003 Halloween pumpkin, yard mushrooms, kelp & seaweed added to the pile.

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dsc_0003-3 A year’s worth of vegetarian kitchen scraps, garden & lawn trimmings, mushrooms, discarded pears, kelp & seaweed, etc., has been mixed with recently fallen leaves.
Will mix it a few times over the next couple months- then cover it when it gets too wet.

Tearing down the old pile day here.

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dsc_0021 Time to tear down the compost pile that was started a year ago & start over with new leaves that are now on the ground.

Year round project-

Smaller bins hold the daily kitchen scraps and items from the garden/lawn. They will wait until fall leaves are collected before they are mixed in.

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Sifting:

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Some items like avocado seeds will get run through again.

See you next year.

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Sifted product:

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Lawn mushrooms are a welcome addition to compost. Next- we’ll gather leaves & start a new pile.

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dsc_0015 I have been learning about composting for about two years now. This has been a very helpful book: Composting (Bob’s Basics)

DSC_0004DSC_0008 Backyard harvest

DSC_0017 Backyard harvest

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2009 was a good year for tomatoes at Port Hadlock.

 

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Port Townsend Ship Canal- looking south from near the bridge