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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

           

Planting Snowpeas

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100% of the seeds sprouted.

It’s not too early to plant snowpeas a.k.a. sugarpeas a.k.a edible pea pods. In fact, in some regions, some “early birds” planted snowpeas in the fall and left it up to the seeds as to when they felt ready to sprout. I normally plant snowpeas in February on the […]

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 […]