About Compostings

Compostings is a blog about my small, backyard vegetable garden. I live in eastern Connecticut with my wife and two sons (10 years old and 5 years old).

I started the blog in 2007 when I was just beginning to make a serious run at gardening.  Since then, I’ve learned a lot, expanded my garden, and settled into what I like to grow.  There are certainly better experts, but I’ve found that people who garden have the same kinds of questions that I did (and do!).  I try and keep it light on this blog.  Visitors break into two types I think… those who want serious information (and they like the “how to… posts) and those who want to know about me and my garden.  I try and cover both.


8 comments on “About Compostings

  1. Hi there,
    Thanks for the laugh! Man this eat local or die trying post is very funny! I was thinking maybe you would be interested in posting your blogs on my website, http://www.altglobe.com which is talking about what’s happening America in terms of green, sustainabillity, spirituality… (Actually I would like it to be worldwide, but hey, you have to start *somewhere* :0) …and “somewhere” is where I live!)

    All you need to do is creating a profile and let me know you want to post, and then you can actually just *email* your blog whenever you have a new post. It’s that easy! The website will take care about linking it to your profile and respect most of your editing (website links, images, fonts…) – yes it will crop out some things like weird smileys or what not –
    Please check out my website and our current bloggers!They are all on the home page!
    (Note you cannot have access to any profile until you are registered, but you can see all the articles).

    Please tell me how it sounds to you, hope to hear from you soon…


    PS: Did I mention that it’s free? So, it’s free. PLUS, this week we enter our *first* blog contest, with prize kindly and generously offered by the members of our community! http://www.altglobe.com/altglobe-contest
    thanks for reading!

  2. To Whom It May Concern:

    We have recently posted an article, Compost: in the Bin in the Garden and in the Environment (http://www.composterconnection.com/site/introduction.html), which cites your website. One of our goals was to produce an article that provides sound, well-documented information and your website helped make this possible. Thank you for making this information available.

    The article, by researcher and writer Kate Gardner, aims to be a comprehensive composting site for organic gardeners. It contains practical information about many composting methods, as well as sections on compost science, soil science, and compost-related environmental issues.

    This article is part of our ongoing effort to make solid, well-researched organic gardening articles available online. Though it appears on a commercial site (Composter Connection), its purpose is educational. It relies primarily on university and government information sources such as yours, making it unusually well-documented for a non-academic article.

    We welcome any comments you might have, and invite you to link to the site if it would be of interest to your readers.

    Thank you,

    Eric Vinje
    Composter Connection
    1612 Gold Ave.
    Bozeman, MT 59715
    (406) 582-0920 Fax: (406) 587-0223

  3. Hi,

    I am a Connecticut master gardener and my profession is programmer/project manager. This spring, I taught myself the PHP programming language to improve my professional skill set. To practice, I created The Farmer’s Garden website. The site, http://www.thefarmersgarden.com is a place where people can post free classifieds to sell, trade or give away their surplus backyard garden produce.

    I launched my site in May 2009 and it is nationwide. I think it is a great resource for members of your community. It is very easy to grow more produce than you and your family can use. Why not share your local, fresh and delicious vegetables, fruit, berries, etc. with others?

    Registration is free and required to post classifieds to buy, sell or trade surplus produce. Individuals and non-profit organizations can also post wanted classifieds. Registration is not required to search the classifieds. Can you please provide a link to my site, http://www.thefarmersgarden.com on your site?

    Thank you,

    Maureen Farmer
    The Farmer’s Garden

  4. Hi S Jones,

    Sorry to leave a this message here, but I couldn’t find an email address for you. I wanted to extend an invite to a Hosta Tweetup we are having on the July 25th in Granby CT. If you are interested please send me an email. We have a great group of garden people, and would love to have you join us!


    • No problem on the comment here Scott! I’m traveling on July 25th. I’ll send an email and maybe you can send some info on some future gatherings of gardening crazies!

  5. Hi there

    Do you take guest posts? I work on behalf of hartley Botanic and wondered if I could give you a blog post with a link back to their site?

    Please let me know

    • Thank you for contacting me. My site, http://www.thefarmersgarden.com, is not a blog site. It is a place to post free classifieds to buy, sell, trade or request surplus backyard produce within the US.

      I have been considering creating a newsletter containing short article written by my registered users. Would you be interested in contributing to a newsletter? I was thinking about having users write about their gardening experience (good and bad), suggestions, etc.

  6. Hi! I am going to share this with my husband. It looks like you take a very factual approach to your gardening and that will definitely resonate with my engineer husband, who is now undertaking our first vegetable garden. Keep up the posts!

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