It’s the sixth week of our Ultimate Composting experiment here at 1840 Farm.  Last week, I transferred the original romaine heart and celery from their water bath to soilless potting mix.  They made it through the week with their roots and new growth intact. In my last post, I mentionedRead More →

We’re five weeks into our Ultimate Composting experiment here at 1840 Farm.  We’ve hit a milestone in this project:  it’s time to remove the first two specimens from water and plant them in soilless planting mix. As you can see, the roots have really taken off over the last twoRead More →

It has been nearly a month since I started my ultimate composting experiment.  The celery is still growing stalks and roots in my kitchen window.  Several romaine hearts have joined in and one has roots to rival the celery stump that started it all. So far, I’ve found that theRead More →

It’s week three of my windowsill ultimate composting experiment.  The tiny celery stalks are now about four inches tall.  The roots are becoming longer and more numerous every day. In fact, the results are so encouraging that I have added another specimen to the window.  Add one more romaine heartRead More →

It has been two weeks since I started my latest gardening experiment.  There’s no point in trying to hide the truth from you:  I’m growing groceries from what some would call garbage.  Yes, that’s right:  I’m growing celery from the trimmings that usually end up in the compost bin orRead More →

Several weeks ago I shared the disappointing results of my children’s compostable packaging experiment.  In case you missed it, the results were notable for not showing any result at all.  After two years in the compost heap, the vegetable scraps had been transformed into beautiful, lush compost for our garden. Read More →

Two years ago, my children and I decided to conduct a little experiment.  That happens quite often here at 1840 Farm.  In fact, it’s strongly encouraged.  We started noticing a lot of compostable packaging on grocery store shelves and wondered just how quickly it would compost. We buried a fewRead More →