|My bin of compost, look at it!|
I've been agonizing over the fact that I barely have space in my balcony for a composter. So you say, why don't you try vermicomposting? Well, due to my fear of worms, I can't exactly keep a container full of WRIGGLING creatures. However, I did hold a couple of them at Seedy Sunday (which I will post about soon) to work on my fear. While at that event, I bumped into my friend Jane who told me about this great Toronto program. I was unaware that the city of Toronto gave away free trunkfuls of compost every year! I did a simple Google search and went to the nearest processing facility here and I picked a bin's worth of this black gold. The compost I've been using on my plants from Cathy's Crawly Composters has had amazing results. Though I picked up a bunch of compost, I still plan on buying some from her next week - I simply love her stuff, I suggest you get some compost for yourself!
Ah resourcefulness! The only downside was the fact that I had to get up at 6:30 am on a weekend. Next time I go, I should bring my own shovel, but a lady there was kind enough to let me borrow one! I must warn you though, that there's all sorts of debris that you can find. My compost had some weird plastic pieces in it, as well as a bunch of pebbles. For some people that's not a big deal, and it's really not. I'm not complaining mind you, but I like a more smooth compost so I'm currently sorting stuff out to fish out miscellaneous items.
|A little container with some plastic pieces I found in the compost.|
|Some pieces of wood and stones that I plan on saving for drainage.|
I suggest that if you do live in the Toronto area, take advantage of this stuff! It'll do some wonders for your garden. Especially if you're a balcony gardener like me! I also suggest you try vermicomposting if you're not afraid of worms!
|I couldn't help but touch the lovely compost! Thank you for making my tomatoes amazing!|