When you hear the word “compost”, do you think of crazy hippies or back-to-nature enthusiasts? Well believe it or not, composting has joined the mainstream. It’s easy and rewarding for anyone, and in fact our very own Food Network kitchens has a compost operation to handle the multitude of food scraps that they generate daily. As you can see from the photos, they have small compost bins at each of the kitchen workstations, and then these small pails get emptied into the larger bin at the end of the day. You can find a similar bin at the Food Network Store here. Shows like Ask Aida and Guy’s Big Bite have also started including a compost bucket in their show.
So what is composting, exactly?
It’s that time of year and I cannot help being excited to get outside and play in the dirt! Last year I was a little too ambitious and started my garden way too early, alas, it taught me patience, and I’m applying that lesson now.
I’ve started my seedlings at home on my porch and am growing oregano, parsley, basil, thyme, pumpkins, heirloom tomatoes, squash, and garden beans! I can happily report that they are growing strong and will hopefully be fruitful. I’m also sharing a piece of my small yard with my good friends so that they can cultivate the earth as well. It’s a wonderful excuse to have friends over for harvesting parties and BBQ’s!
I’ve also tried to plant some herbs here at my FN desk… as of now I still have 2 big pots of dirt. Perhaps I’ll give it another try next week. It would be a shame to go all summer infront of this window without anything green to stare back at me.
What are you planting this year?
Kendra, Operation Foodie