My garden has been coming along nicely thanks to the awesome Ecoscraps soil I was able to use in my garden. I was actually able to harvest my first few tomatoes off the plant and bring them inside to ripen a bit!
That’s not a ton I know but there are still plenty on the vines, these were the ones that were the biggest and ripest. What I’m reading is if I will take these big tomatoes off the vine then all the others will have a better chance at ripening up. You can check out a little video I took below.
I am absolutely thrilled that for the first time I am actually growing my own food. I’m saving money but I’m also involved in the process that brings food into my home (Albeit in a small way) and can be assured that no harmful pesticides or chemicals were used on it.
I also like that not only am I saving money by growing my own food but I’m helping the environment by using EcoScraps products. Did you know that in the United States, we waste 40% of the food produced? That is enough to fill the Rose Bowl every day. It sits in landfills producing methane, which is 20X more harmful than CO2.
Since 2010, EcoScraps has been working to be a part of the solution by reusing this waste and keeping it out of the landfills. They want to make sustainability mainstream. Between 2011 and 2015, EcoScraps recycled 75 million lbs of food waste. They are matching that number in 2016 with projected recycling of another 75 million lbs of food waste–this time in just 12 months.
Those are impressive numbers, made all the more impressive by the fact that the end product works so well. You can have a great looking garden and do something good for the Earth at the same time.
I would recommend picking up a few bags of EcoScraps products, now available at Walmart, and trying it out for yourself. If you do, I would love to see what you guys are doing with it. Tag me on Instagram at @GSFFatTheMart and tag EcoScraps at @Ecoscraps so they can see what you are doing. Also use the the hashtag #GardensNotLandfills to help get the word out that everyone can do their part to put otherwise useless food waste to good use for the planet.
Thanks for reading!