Garden Update: Plant Massacre, Sunflower Bloom, Huge Taters and Perfect Compost

I’ve been on hiatus taking care of some personal business, but here is a quick update on the progress of my garden.

 

First, let’s start with the massacre that took place a few weeks ago. Most of my crop was destroyed by an innocent mistake from an overzealous “caretaker”. 

 

 

One of my sunflowers finally bloomed. The rest are sure to follow.

 

 

Look at this huge bucket potato!

 

 

My compost bin is a huge success. Everything completely decomposed. 

Worms, Worms and More Worms

Thankfully it rained the other night. We got a good downpour as the storm passed through. So of course the next morning I went to my favorite worms spots in front of the house. There happened to be a bunch more worms but they immediately retreated into the holes as I pushed back the debris. This is what I came away with. 

2-Bin Compost Bin – Compost – Jon’s Garden

I was going to do the 3-bin compost bin but decided to only do the 2-bin method since I’ll be keeping the bin outside. I drilled holes on the side and in the top to allow air to flow through. On the bottom, I drilled a lot of very tiny holes. This way the extra water and worm juice will fall into the second bin but not the worms to fall/escape into the second bin. The second bin has larger holes in the bottom so that all the water and juice can drain out. The bin is sitting on top of a palette so all of the stuff can drain back into the ground. #JonsGarden

Compost Blending

Instead of putting whole flowers and eggshells into my compost bin, I’ve decided to blend them up so that they will breakdown faster. I can also blend it into the soil when I plant new seeds or into new pots.