The second pic shows some spoiled garden vegetables and other veggie remnants that went bad when I was out of town. The Agony of Defeat right - or is it? If all I do is toss this stuff into the trash to be hauled to the landfill then it is. Instead, I'm reusing it (and my coffee grounds) to make compost that'll go back to work for me in the garden. I'm also reusing that Earthbound Farms lettuce container to hold some of my food scraps in the future. That same lettuce container also helped me score about 8 Earthbound Farm coupons, including two coupons for free salad. Reusing (instead of recycling) is the gift that keeps on giving.
Contrary to what many believe urban gardening doesn't have to be an expensive proposition. CAUTION: Urban garden-ease does involve some labor intensive weekends, but you can handle it. Next I'll show you two lazy compost methods in a space I'm prepping for a medicinal herb garden in the front yard.