Well, technically, isn’t all compost relatively free? Considering we make compost out of what other people would just throw away, I think it counts as being free!
However, I am talking about something different. In our county, the sanitation department gives out free compost! We have been using this for a couple of years, and LOVE the stuff! I believe they take wood chips and mix it with compost. We use it as a mulch on top of everything we plant!
All you have to do is come pick it up!
Obviously, they know what they are doing, because these are their flowers! Aren’t they gorgeous?
Filling up the truck …
While my husband was supervising, I chatted with this little guy!
There is an animal shelter next door, so I think he might have been looking for a forever home. So tempting, he was cute and friendly!
I know you are jealous of our ride! This truck is older than I am! Love it!
Don’t laugh – but I love the smell of this stuff. It smells earthy – not at all like compost. My husband and I agree – it smells of victory!
We put it around all the plants – since our days get so hot because of the altitude, we are hoping it helps protect the plants, and keep in some of the moisture.
I love love love love love my sunflower!!
We put it all around the walkway garden – hope things start growing!
So check around your town and see if your sanitation district does anything like this! We have been getting this compost for 3 years .. all we have to do is show up with our truck, and they load us up! We try to get a load before winter sets in to last us through the cold months for the indoor plants. When I am planting, I almost feel like I am leaving my plants naked without it!
This is linked to Frugal Days, Substainable Ways.