Six On Saturday: What I Could Be Doing Today

Helloooo to all my SOS friends……The weather has been cold, rainy and gloomy, so I have been doing my best to prepare for Spring! I am turning over a new leaf, so to speak. I have decided to compost this year. Well, let me clarify. I am going to compost in my own back yard…….the only other time I have composted I would haul my little daily compost fillings up to the church’s vegetable garden site and place my fillings in their compost bin. I have been reading a lot on gardens and gardening these past few weeks.  I scour all of your posts. I have been watching Monte Don faithfully. Ha Ha! And, every day I check out my little postage stamp yarden…….no that is not a spelling error, I would call my patch in the world a yarden. And just about every morning this is what I wake up to. Some critter is pulling out my plants and just laying them on the ground! I have sprayed for deer, rabbits, cats and dogs, all insects whatsoever, and placed sonic spikes in the ground to deter voles/moles/gophers.  But, every morning the critter has found a new spot to aggravate me! Here is what greeted me this morning!

The Yarden Garden

But, to take my mind off that I will concentrate on composting……… here is my sink-side buddy………

The Composter

and this is my new friend, the cutest composter………now don’t laugh or raise you eyebrows like that………I am sure this will work…………I think……. You see, you add your fillings and then turn three times every three days, adding green stuff and brown stuff……and eventually the stuff breaks down and makes a “TEA”, there is a spout to collect that and then one gets lovely compost, eventually. I think I may need two, one to be fermenting and one to be filling. And, I have not decided where to place it as yet. The instructions say a garage. For now it is on my back garden-yarden porch.

The Composter

In the meantime back to my fascinating read………..To the Bin and Beyond………

The Book

No, I think I will just sulk a while and think/ look at the beautiful market photos from Hvar, Croatia. I’m sure my new composting skills will have likewise results, in my flower yarden !

Hvar, Croatia Market
Hvar, Croatia Market

I bet they compost!

Won’t you join us with your SOS?

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, it’s six photos . Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!

18 Comments Add yours

  1. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    Keep us updated on the mini composter. Sounds like a great idea.


  2. Composting can be addictive lovely Cady….be warned now! I’m researching different methods and it’s a science nerds dream! Fun though. X


  3. I admire your dedication to composting and your neat composter. We have a big sprawling pile which I need to sort out in the spring.


    1. Oh I hope it works! I think maybe smaller is good because it won’t take as much time to break down? I don’t know we’ll see! Also I don’t want to take up the little space I have for a big bin!!!

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  4. Laura / Pet Scribbles says:

    How frustrating to try and stop whatever critter is messing with your plants! I keep on the lookout so the squirrels won’t dig up my bulbs. We’ll see if they outsmart me. That compost bin IS cute! And soon you’ll have pictures to share that will rival those of the Croatian market!


  5. That’s rather a cute composter. I love gizmos 🙂


  6. allotmenteerings says:

    That must be really annoying to get all that destruction every morning! We ended up getting a trail camera for our small garden, to see if we could spot what was coming in and digging up plants (pretty sure it was badgers). Ironically since the camera’s been there, we haven’t had any plants being dug up o.O

    I’ve never come across that kind of composter before – you’ll have to keep us updated on how well it works! I ended up with three large compost bins (one being filled, one composting, and one being used), but we hardly ever get them filled to the brim.


    1. What is a trail camera? What a good idea! If I can find such a gismo, I hate to get a security camera for my garden! My husband would think I was bonkers, but then I do buy more and more plants!


    2. Oh, I found a trail camera on Amazon! And I ordered it! Thank you so much! Maybe just placing it there will deter them, like yours did! Then I can just watch my garden on camera!


  7. Like the look of that mini composter too.


    1. Yep! We’ll see how it works out! It had very good reviews! And feedback!


  8. Interesting! Do you know how long you expect it to take to make the compost?


    1. They say 4-8 weeks!

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  9. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    I’ve been composting for years. Black gold

    Liked by 1 person

  10. I really need to step up when it comes to composting don’t do as much as I should..

    Liked by 1 person

  11. cavershamjj says:

    I approve of your composting! It’s a great addition to.your soil. Good luck.with it.


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