This video shows you how to make your own free liquid organic fertiliser from a simple domestic worm farm. Every day we generate significant quantities of organic materials, particularly food scraps, that are easily processed in a worm farm to create a highly fertile liquid that is also teeming with beneficial microbes that aid plant […]
This video shows you how you can add citrus peel and onion to a worm farm quite successfully. Simply chop it up into small pieces and mix it into your other kitchen scraps to dilute it down.
This video shows you how to protect worm farms from the extremes of high temperature in summer. Keeping your worm farm in a shady spot will help, as will covering it in a wet hessian sack or old blanket. Keep this moist through the day if possible on extremely hot days.
This is a video about how to harvest free fertiliser from a domestic worm farm. Stackable worm farms are readily available from nurseries and hardware outlets and are an outstanding way of recycling the nutrients and organic matter from your domestic kitchen scraps. Angus shows you how to harvest the worm castings that work well […]
Cold Composting In every garden and neighbourhood there is an abundance of organic matter around such as deciduous leaves, strips of bark, prunings and accumulated lawn clippings. There are a few ways of recycling this valuable resource for your garden. One of the easiest ideas is to make a cold compost pile where all this […]
Composting made simple Bury your scraps– If it is impossible to have a compost bin or heap a simple alternative is to dig a shallow hole and bury your organic waste. The earthworms will multiply in the soil and digest the added material as well as cultivate it for you. You will probably get vegetables […]
If you feel a twinge of guilt every time you throw those organic materials such as vegetable peelings into the bin then it is time to consider starting a worm farm. Anything organic can be put into a worm farm, however, it is important not to drown the worms with too much ‘wet’ kitchen waste, […]
The beginning of spring is the perfect time to feed most of the plants in your garden. The first step is to ask a question about which plants need feeding and whether it is necessary. The concept of climate change and decreasing resources has led many to question the sustainability of the traditional garden. Perhaps […]
Clay soils can be the best or worst in the garden depending on the type of clay in question and how we treat it. By understanding a bit about what clay is and what gives it its unique properties (both good and bad) we can turn it into a real pleasure to work with. Some […]
What are the benefits of seaweed products in the garden? Seaweeds and their various derivatives are some of the more interesting organic materials that can be used to help create healthier, more sustainable soils and plants. In order to better understand how such materials work it is useful to ponder the nature of seaweeds. Seaweeds […]