Thursday, April 28, 2011

Am I Wasting Water?

Almost half a year ago, I started a "campaign" to save a sickly, barren apple tree in my "garden."  Since then, besides the rain, G-d provides, I give it the waiting for hot water otherwise wasted when I shower.  Yes, I shower with a bucket to catch water.  This is how the tree looked about four plus months ago.  Actually as winter progressed it looked even worse.  The few leaves you'll see here fell off.


I keep checking up on it, besides the watering.  Here we are in late Nissan, spring in Israel, after quite a bit of late winter rains.  There are now new leaves.  I wonder if I'll get any fruit. 



Do you think feeding it coffee grinds (with a drop of sugar) will help?

6 comments:

Hadassa said...

Shalom!
Have you considered fertilizing with compost from your own compost heap? Properly maintained, it will not emit odors.

Batya said...

In theory...

Uri DeYoung said...
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Leora said...

I find composting easy. Take a plastic bucket. Line it with a small plastic bag (recycled, of course). Every time you cook a fruit, vegetable or egg, throw in the scraps to the bucket. Put in coffee grinds, too.

Dump near the tree. Cover with dirt, and you won't attract much. Keep doing this until you have a tallish pile, then start another one.

Uri DeYoung said...

Shalom!
In practice!
(Maybe this time the comment won't get lost in cyberspace.)

Batya said...

Leora, we have a special plastic bucket I filled over twenty years ago. I haven't touched it since.

Yes, Hadassa, I guess that practice would make perfect...