Gardening brings me much joy. Mixing the soil, holding it in my hands, and smelling the earth excites my soul!
I have a small compost bin and use a three corner method to create compost. Vegetable food scraps are piled in first corner covered with a layer of soil, then turned into the second corner about a month later and topped with soil. This corner is then turned into the third corner and ready to use in another month. I create dark lush soil that reminds me of melted chocolate!
The plants scream YUM!
Composted soil makes up half of the soil mixture I use; the other half includes a sterile soil called Pro Mix with a couple of handfuls of organic manure mixed in. I turn this all together with love in a wheel barrow. Mixing soil is like baking a cake you need to have the proportions right to get the cake to rise and grow. You see, a soil mixture is rich in nutrients to support a growing seed or plant. Nutrients in the soil help the plant grow even and strong. I often mix soil because I grow seedlings and wheatgrass in trays year round.
The difference between soil and dirt lies in a Dad fact…
Dirt is, as my dad would say, something you hear at the beauty parlor.
Get the difference?
A conscious nurture vs a beauty parlor comment. How did Dad know this would be so evident as I aged and my thumb got greener? Who knows. I am here to share Dad’s wisdom with you and hope you pass it on.
Grow tall and spread out your branches, reach for the light, change with the seasons, provide shade for someone who needs it, and enjoy the sunshine!
Hi, I'm Jude!
I love to share healthy lifestyle tips and recipes. I teach cooking classes and help people all over the world to have more fun and live healthier.