Organic Farming Love at First Bite


Ann and NickI don't know about anyone else, but I have been waiting for spring since December! The calendar claims that spring is here, yet we just got some snow showers today. Meanwhile, peppers and eggplant have been started indoors and little Nicholas has gotten some sprouts today! In the conflicting attitudes of the seasons, what could ever cheer a gardener up?


Talking about spring, of course! In my English class, we had to write an argumentative paper on a controversial topic of our choosing, and I did mine on organic farming! That paired with the beginning of the gardening season work and improvements that are going on bring the relaxation and comfort of that sweet springtime breeze.

Nick and I have been busy with some small improvements that will make a huge impact! First, Nicholas (my little brother) is joining us this gardening season! He is 6 and is super excited to be having a part in the garden. He is growing a couple of the basic things such as corn and peppers, and is also growing some things bigger than himself, like 200-pound pumpkins and watermelon. He chose his plants himself and can't wait until spring!

Secondly, Nick and I have made two simple compost bins. All you need is a round garbage can and a power drill. The link says to roll the can, however, I have found that stirring or mixing with a shovel works too, as long as you don't get too ferocious. Composting is a great way to consistently add beneficial microbes to the soil in your garden, and it's really inexpensive too! It is a miracle on what can be composted!

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