Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Footprint Progress, Giant Scallopini and Garden Hints

At least two of us have gone into the KCDC. Website and have redone the Enviromental Footprint questionnaire, and lo and behold 2 earths have been saved off each of our original footprints!! Hoorah.

This is a photograph of a large scallopini grown in our garden, the others have been the normal, smaller size.

For garden compost some tips which are helpful are to try and get hold of old used coffee grounds, and spread in your compost bins, or just simply spread on your vegetable gardens and under shrubs, flowers, rose bushes. Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, potassium and other trace elements, and are excellent for garden use.  Here is an excellent website which lists a myriad of things you can do with coffee grounds -

Liquid Horse Manure: Half fill up a sugar sack with horse manure and using an old metal rubbish bin, (with lid), or a similar plastic bin, you tie off the sack and hang it in the bin and fill up with water. Dilute the water until it has achieved a consistency of tea, it can be used to water around the vegetable garden. Keep topping up the water in the bin to replace liquid taken out, and when the tea eventually becomes too week then remove sack and start again with more more horse manure.

Rhubarb Leaves: Take the old leaves and cut them up and boil in large pot. Strain off the liquid and discard the leaves, and the resultant liquid can be used as an excellent spray on vegetables as it repels white butterflys and other insects.

Don't forget to use your old banana skins as feed for Roses – they will love you for it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow you are awesome saving two earths!
    That scallopini was delicious thank you.