The Circle of Life

Make your own compost ๐Ÿ™‚

Save all your raw fruit and vegetable peelings, apple cores, tea bags, soapnut shells, etc etc

and take them outside to your compost bin (any container will do but make sure it’s got drainage holes in the bottom)

Toss your ‘green waste’ in there, (ie raw fruit & veg waste)

but also add some ‘brown waste’ (such as brown paper, black and white printed paper like newspapers or old paperback pages (no colour print), dead leaves) every so often otherwise you’ll end up with a wet soggy, stinky mess. ย You want about 2 parts ‘green’ to 1 part ‘brown’ according to the science ๐Ÿ™‚

Then eventually it will rot down to something moist and earthy, just teaming with baby earthworms (I don’t know where they came from) and ready to host your new plants. ย Don’t ask me how long this took, I didn’t time it, but it was probably about a year. ย We just eventually thought it looked composty and tipped it out of the bin and there you have it. ย Click here if you want advice from experts ๐Ÿ˜€

Now you can pot it …

… sow some seeds in it, …

… and in a few days (this is less than 2 weeks later) your old vegetables will be providing you with new vegetables ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d better thin these ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Old MacDonald had a farm …

vegan nursery rhyme

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he had no animals,

E-I-E-I-O

With a crop field here and a crop field there,

Here a crop, there a crop,

Everywhere a lot of crops.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew some peas,

E-I-E-I-O

With snow peas here and chick peas there,

Yellow peas, maple peas,

Lovely green organic peas.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew some beans,

E-I-E-I-O

With mung beans here and navy beans there,

Black beans, pinto beans,

Kidney beans and runner beans.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew some greens,

E-I-E-I-O

With lettuces here and cabbages there,

Collard greens, spinach leaves,

Kale and chard and mustard greens.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew good food,

E-I-E-I-O

With no animal slaves and no chemicals sprayed,

Healthy veg in healthy soil,

Bees and hedgerows thrived withal.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O