Chillin' In The Garden
- Jul 19, 2019
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- Indiana, zone 5b
I’ve never been to Trafalger. I’ve heard of it. It comes up on Craigslist ads a lot. I just looked it up, and it’s a little more than an hour south of me. We are originally from Michigan and have only been here about 16 years. Most of the places I’ve been in Indiana have been from driving around buying chickens!No need to apologize for anyone thinking you are crazy, RoyJonesBiv . Especially if you can delight yourself (& them) with good things from the garden, including colorful flowers and views .
Composting is a great idea and Worm Castings are what I look for on the ingredient list for any potting mix. I consider them the very best organic fertilizer for the plants.
Now, if I was spending the money to spread worm castings around in the open garden and thinking that my veggies will hold down the household budget ... No. I have to rely on doing my best at putting into the ground what hasn't been carried into the kitchen. Or, what has been carried in and been carried out as peelings and such.
I'm hoping that my composting is under wraps well enough not to make my neighbors think I'm crazy! Right now begins the season when I will have buckets of peelings and such frozen and sitting around. The stealth composting is full, working and there is no reason to disturb it. Soon - the surface of the compost will be frozen, as well! I just do the best that I can .
Now, you people in Indiana (@Finnie !) , I've never been to the state. I'm wondering if you know Trafalgar and the neighborhood? I asked that question of @seedcorn once and he said that he knew where it is but he lives quite a ways north. I learned that I have ancestors who showed up in Indiana when European Americans first came to that territory. Just curious - i know, and a little crazy .
That’s pretty neat that you have ancestors from that era. There is a living history museum type place here called Connor Prairie. It has settlements from a few different time periods, including 1816 when the first White people came. That would be pretty cool to have a connection like that.