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Noted: The Starbucks coffee compost test Via Sunset Magazine

I have added Starbucks grounds (and pounds and pounds of my own coffee grounds) to the garden and compost bins over the last several years, so this is good to know. — Douglas   Read The Starbucks coffee compost test via Sunset: Garden An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this […]

Yimby Tumbler Composter | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide 2016 #8

From Douglas… For the gardener in your life. Everyone who spends time in the garden needs a way of returning fertility to the soil whether they are growing food or flowers. A good composter is a great way to do just that. We picked up this Yimby Tumbler Composter last June and, so far, it is […]

Timelapse: Composter Reset from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:42)

Timelapse: Composter Reset from A Gardener’s Notebook In this episode: Emptying and Resetting one of our old composters   Music: “Carefree” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) More composters from Amazon.com More composers from eBay  Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Use our Amazon Affiliate Code by starting your shopping at http://welchwrite.com/bookstore […]

Assembling Our New Tumbling Composter from Yimby [Video] (1:29)

Assembling Our New Tumbling Composter from Yimby  In this episode: Time lapse video of assembling our new tumbling composter from Yimby More info and buy your own composter Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy   Music: “Shiny Tech” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy […]

Book: A Wilder Life by Celestine Maddy with Abbye Churchill

A Wilder Life by Celestine Maddy with Abbye Churchill Artisan, A Division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc. Every book, no matter what the genre, is always a unique representation of its author and A Wilder Life seems to delve into all the interests of author, Celestine Maddy and reveals a wide and varied landscape of […]

Noted: The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home

The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home If we were looking for a low-maintenance composter for your yard, we’d get Earth Machine, a composter that’s big enough for most households and often available at a substantial discount from local Public Works departments. It’s easy to assemble without tools, the top opens large […]

Noted: New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden via Houzz

New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden via Houzz I couldn’t say any of this — I feel bad talking about it now, like I’m some sort of landscape backseat driving jerk for even mentioning my thoughts. It’s her house, her yard, her plants. But the mulch. The mulch. So instead […]

Noted: DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed from Inhabitat

DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in landfills. This is a great practice, but there are also a lot of places that don’t have a program […]

Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012” on YouTube   Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or […]

In the garden…Leaves begone!

We jumped right into work this afternoon, so I didn’t get a chance to shoot any video. It was far more important to get the job done. A combination of time available and energy level led us to tackle a big, twice-a-year job — cleaning all of the leaves off the roof of the house. […]