Posts Tagged "earthworms"

Poly Tunnel

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Poly Tunnel

Winter is fast approaching and my poly tunnel has now stood for a year incomplete. The winds have lashed and buckets of rain have not been able to dislodge it. However these testing conditions have resulted in further tensioning. I am confident it can stand and survive many seasons to come. Productivity and experimentation are the upcoming goals. I am going to make use of this warm winter environment to keep the worms productive, do germination and propagate cuttings....

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Rainwater

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Rainwater

Conscious people value water in the critical times we are experiencing. We are filling our buckets with roof harvested rainwater and adding earthworm leachate to drench and nourish recently planted trees. Using leachate harvested from a waste fed system and using captured rainwater raises the sustainability of trees planted in a parking lot. Future shade, wind breaks and bird sanctuaries will contribute to a balanced environment and will offset some of the carbon footprint....

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Spring

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Landscaping

Spring

Spring has officially begun(1st Sept) although I consider Spring to be ‘official’ on the equinox. It is a time,nevertheless when the climate changes and gardening activities: preparing for the Suns benevolent, energetic offering,begin. The earthworms work in the spil tirelessly converting matter into accessible nutrient rich plant food. On large lawns very little debris accumulates to replenish the worm larder, so we topdress with a nitrogen rich organic...

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Mulching Magic

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Landscaping

Mulching Magic

Magicians have wands, doctors scalpels and gardeners have mulching machines. Our spells improve soil by adding mulch, liberally, which imitates the effect of a forest floor. Rich humus forms under the mulch layer, improving the fertility, water retention and soil fauna biome. An environment which quickly attracts the masters of soil management: earthworms. This is an organic method I favour as it also provides a way to return all the clippings, cuttings ,weeds and debris...

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Adaminspection

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in The Green Life

Adaminspection

Majesty,marvelous mountain.The earthworm team are taking in the beauty of the gnarled, colourful rocks and the pristine water, The reflections and echoes were startlingly crisp and clear. The reward for hard work was a walk up to Three Dams cradled in kloof. Our gardening water originates from this catchment, live energised water. How blessed. To the uninitiated and frequent visitor alike these are reservoirs of...

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