About two+ CNYs ago, I finally said to myself “What the he!!, I can’t wait anymore. I’ll just start now.” I’m talking about composting.
My first composting experience was way-way back, and since then I have been waiting for the right time to start again. As I work on my 2nd composting project, I realized I needn’t any special equipment or location after all. It has always been there. All I need is to just start and the path will show its way. I’m so grateful that I followed the voice inside me because it has been wonderful so far.
Over time, I began experimenting with other composting methods. I didn’t start all at once when I began. It was in stages and unplanned. I just thought it might be good to try other techniques. So far, I’m using 3 compost systems without spending any money!
I was the one and only composter in the family back then.
I don’t remember when, but it’s certainly more than a decade ago. It could be 2 decades. I’m not sure. It was way before having Chester and before we renovate our porch.
I compost the usual stuff: kitchen scraps, dried leaves, twigs and newspaper (I cringed at this now; gah toxic ink!).
My compost bin was located at the corner of the front porch. It’s not shaded, totally open to the sun and rain. The compost bin is an earthenware pot/crock with dragon motifs (also known as tempayan naga). Since it’s an earthenware, I couldn’t make holes on the sides. I used a wood board to cover the top and aerated the compost with a stick from time to time.
Do you know that you can repurpose used coffee grounds? One of the ideas is to make air freshener out of it because coffee grounds are wonderful odors absorber!
My DIY coffee grounds air fresheners. 💞
Ok, first of all, I’m not sure what type of a citrus tree is this but I suspect it’s a kumquat. Please enlighten me if you know.
My mom bought a kumquat tree early this year for Chinese New Year. Immediately, I told her I would take care of it because I know she’s not much into gardening plus she would spew nonsense towards it even before the tree has a chance to adapt into our environment. 😂 You see, a majority of my mom’s conversation is about negativity. I do correct her and encourage her to talk about positive things but I guess it’s hard to change people.
I am delighted to finally share with you how to grow figs from seeds. When my experiment on growing avocado plants from seeds was a success two years back, I started dreaming of planting many fruit trees. One of them is fig.
One of my many fig plants.
Save the human, save the earth. – I have always believed in this quote. Human beings are the destroyer of the earth. It’s only when we save ourself, then only the earth can be saved. It’s cause and effect.
Why must we save ourself?
Because we are the reason the earth is sick.
Why must we care whether the earth is sick or not?
Because it will all come back to us! It’s already happening.
So, how do we save ourself?
By realizing what we have done to the environment, hence we change our attitude and lifestyle.
It’s as simple as that.