It's Alive!

Jun. 8th, 2009 09:03 am
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Just a quick garden update.  The redbud tree is alive!  We planted it to honor Chris's mom, but it doesn't like the cold winters up here.  The main trunk died, but the roots are alive.  This is the second year that it's sent up a new shoot. 

So, gladness.  Cheering.  Come on, little tree!  You can do it.

Seriously thinking about using old cat littler buckets to compost kitchen scraps.  Can't discover a reason why it wouldn't work.  I'd love to get one of those rotating bin composters, but they cost $$$ and I don't see why a bucket with a lid wouldn't work as well.  I'd just pick it up and shake it after adding new scraps. 

If any more experienced gardeners want to weigh in, feel free.

Date: 2009-06-08 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moon-happy.livejournal.com
...because pretty soon it will be too heavy to pick up and shake! (Yes, I speak from experience; one must keep them moist and water is heavy!)

Date: 2009-06-08 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alfreda89.livejournal.com
I got several cat barrels from a friend using clay litter, cleaned them and store World's Best Cat Litter in them. No problem there -- but I take the sack to the container, I rarely move the container, because arthritis Punishes me. But as a composter substitute...you'd need holes drilled, right? You could roll the sucker, but lifting might get Old after awhile. They make okay ones for about $100. Perhaps save for one? Gardener's Alive! often has neat ones.

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