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Blooming-May

• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium

Harvesting-May

• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries

           

Harvesting Worm Castings from Bins

Layered Worm Bins for Worm Composting

Layered Worm Bins for Worm Composting

I finally got around to harvesting worm compost from my worm bins on this beautiful sunny day. I’ve begun spring planting and I need this magical compost to enrich my soil. Harvesting worm compost is a bit of a chore. One has to separate the worms from the […]

Harvesting and Using Worm Castings

Compost worms in action.

After your “red wigglers” have digested the bedding and food scraps you have fed them (usually about 6 months) you should have enough castings to harvest them for use. Stop adding scraps until all is eaten. At this point, you will wish you had two bins. Remove any paper bedding that might be left in […]

Worm Composting for Beginners

Worm bins ready for harvest,

Worm bins ready for harvest,

Traditional composting of yard clippings and kitchen scraps is not for everyone. Some gardeners just don’t have the space for composting bins but would love to have the “black gold” plant food that composting provides. If you want to try composting on a smaller, more concentrated level, worm composting […]