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The Benefits of Composting

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In a nutshell, composting is a term that describes turning waste into a valuable product.  Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials with the help of bacteria, fungi, worms and other organisms under controlled aerobic environment. Think about nature, this is a naturally occurring process.  When it comes to a forest, the plains or any ecosystem, there is no waste.  Everything decomposes Lion King style in the circle of life.  When you begin the process of composting in your garden, you are recreating this naturally occurring phenomenon.  There is a reason why composting is referred to as “black gold” by gardeners...

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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

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Brown vs Greens... The Compost Battle for Supremacy

Composting is not magic.  Microorganisms break down the materials we put in the compost bin changing the chemical composition.  These billions of organisms in the compost bin rely on us for the necessary fuel to complete this natural phenomenon.  The fuel they rely upon us to deliver can be classified as Browns or Greens. Browns are high in carbon and Greens are high in nitrogen. Carbon is the principal energy source for the microorganisms.  Bacteria use Nitrogen as the critical component when breaking down heir food.  Optimal growth occurs when we supply the proper ratio between browns and greens or...

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Watermelon Drinks

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Watermelon Drinks

Watermelon Drinks I made all of these drinks with a watermelon that I grew 🍉👨🏾‍🌾 1️⃣. Watermelon Thai basil smash- muddle basil & fresh watermelon in shaker. Add ice, spirit, & sweetener. Shake & strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish with more watermelon & basil2️⃣. Watermelon, pineapple, & ginger juice- just juice all the fruit & enjoy3️⃣. Watermelon & lime infused water- add pieces of watermelon (muddle) & lime then pour in water 4️⃣. Watermelon & mint lemonade- muddle mint & watermelon, then squeeze the juice of 1 lemon, add sweetener & water then stir. Garnish with more watermelon...

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Roasted Carrot, Sweet Potato, & Brussels Sprouts

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Roasted Carrot, Sweet Potato, & Brussels Sprouts If you’re looking for a simple side dish you can’t go wrong with pan roasted vegetables. Here’s what you will need to make it:1️⃣. 1/2 Brussels sprouts (peeled & cut in half)2️⃣. 1 medium sweet potato, peeled & cut into 1” pieces3️⃣. 1 medium carrot (peeled & sliced diagonally)4️⃣. 3 garlic cloves, smashed 5️⃣. 1/3 cup olive oil6️⃣. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 7️⃣. 2 tablespoons dried rosemary 8️⃣. Salt & pepper (1 teaspoon of each)•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••➡️ Preheat oven to 400° & get a cookie sheet pan with foil (drizzle with olive oil)➡️ Add peeled...

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Peppers & Potato Soup

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Peppers & Potato Soup

Peppers & Potato SoupHere’s what you need: 1️⃣. 2 poblano peppers- seeded & roughly sliced2️⃣. 2 jalapeños- sliced3️⃣. 3 garlic cloves- minced4️⃣. 1 carrot- peeled & sliced5️⃣. 1 shallot- sliced 6️⃣. 4 potatoes- peeled & cut into cubes7️⃣. 2 cups of broth of your choice 8️⃣. 2 cups milk of your choice 9️⃣. 2 tablespoons of olive oil & flour🔟. Salt, pepper (1 teaspoon of each)*** Optional: avocado & cilantro for garnish ***•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••➡️ To a soup pot add olive oil, shallot, carrots, poblano peppers, jalapeños, & garlic over medium heat for about 5 minutes (be sure to stir)➡️ Next add...

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