Both of these kind of work together so I’m combining into one post.
Day 7- Skip buying Miracle Grow and make your own. Composting is so easy. I have a small container on my kitchen counter that we empty almost nightly, onto a bigger pile outside in a designated area. Composting is so easy. We add our kitchen scraps (mainly veggies/fruits) onto a pile of weeds, leaves, and whatever else we happen to have (chicken/horse/goat manure is good). 😉 You can wet it down and turn it once a week (great child chore. They love the digging aspect) and watch your rich soil take place. I have other friends that really enjoy their composting system like this one.
Day 8- Save the veggie scraps. When you peel an onion and chop the ends off, carrot pieces, celery leaves, etc etc etc. Add them to a gallon ziplock bag in your freezer and when its full, create a delicious veggie broth. I am SO thankful to a local friend that shared this with me, last year. I had done bone broth often enough but the veggie was a new concept to me. I have learned that potato peels and cabbage do not do well in the veggie stock so I directly compost those. When I am ready to make my broth, I add some minced garlic, spices, and fresh celery leaves because I really think it adds a flavor to it that can’t be beat. I kinda follow this idea without adding fresh veggies, just cause it seems like a waste. And then, once that broth is made, I compost the scraps!