Sunday, November 1, 2009

Heather's Tidbits

Simple Winter Composting
from Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine, October 2009

Every fall, line up several empty pots in a seldom used but accessible location outdoors.

Over the winter, I fill them about 3/4 full with kitchen scraps and top them up in the spring with soil skimmed from my vegetable garden. I plant then with annuals during the summer and by the following autumn, Nature has done its magic and each pot is full of soil, which I distribute where needed in my garden.
-John Nielsen of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

Food Storage Tip:
Store onions upside down to prevent spoilage. Water is concentrated in the top of the onion. When you store it with top down, the water tends to disperse and the onion keep longer.

Betty Berg, Russell, MB.
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