Here’s a confession for you: I have yet to successfully grow an actual heap of compost for our garden. One reason (or is it an excuse?) is that I’m intimidated, having never really delved into the necessary combination of carbon, nitrogen, and other plant matter. The real reason, though, is probably because I haven’t made much of an effort. Compost takes a bit of time and I’m not sure I have the patience or wherewithal for that during this time in my life.

Instead, I’ve been making this wreaking jar of goodness a few times a week. It’s quick and simple and hasn’t killed anything yet, so I figure something’s going right. Right? Oh, and everything I’ve put this stuff on is not only still alive, but seems to be doing well.

This compost tea uses up two common kitchen scraps that most of us use on a daily basis and it’s dead simple to make.

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When I posted some soundbites from the garden, I realized that I haven’t fully shared here a broader look at the gardens. We have three main garden areas – the chicken field, the pallet garden, and this year’s new addition of the (how have I not told you about this?!) food forest.

This little man has a passion for all things propagation and plant, so I thought I’d let him show us around. Care to join us?

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