When That Frost Hits

We had our first frost of fall a few nights ago. The elephant ears (orejas de elefante) were obviously not going to make it. Most people dig up their bulbs, store them in a dry box, and replant them in the spring.

I’m lazy about bulbs, so I cover them with leaves and hope to see their return in the spring. Last year my method worked. I was given a bunch more bulbs this year by my neighbor, who had stored them. They grew great and are now covered with leaves along with my original set.

Poor things. Lol. They’ll be back though, I feel certain.

Composting Yet?

My brother and I were talking on the phone the other day and he mentioned the leaves in his yard. He was going to take them to a friend’s house and dump them there.

“Start a compost pile,” I told him, for the millionth time. I try to persuade everybody to do it, but usually get few takers.

“Seriously, the leaves are good material and no one will even notice,” I said. He said he would think about it. Lol. Damn right he will cuz I’ll keep bringing it up.

So, while there is all this lovely organic matter just laying all over the place, pick a spot, rake a heap, add some rotten food and boom, baby, you’re a composter.

Let me know how it goes 🙂