Worm pee improves tomato seedling growth

Science proves what we have been using for years.  “Results showed that vermicompost-leachate can be a suitable soil amendment product to improve overall soil fertility and growth of tomato plants, even under temperature and water stress conditions.” That’s because it contains proteins, vitamins, and micro- and macro-elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. […]

Tiger worm farming: Photos of our new worm palace

It’s been a fine autumn weekend for odd jobs around the home and garden. While I’ve been trying to play tetris jamming boxes and life’s detritus in cupboards and shelves, darling husband has been formalising new accommodation arrangements for our thousands of willing workers organically ruminating making soil–WORMS for short. Tiger worms, in fact. And because they do […]

Worming

Our permaculture worm tower seems to be working well. But we have just noticed that lots of the thin white worms that were in the bin have gotten out and gone wriggling around the garden. There seems to be a heap of them. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we instantly knew what they […]

Permaculture worm tower

I love simple, cheap and appropriate ideas that make gardening easier and fun. At the first Seedy Sunday we showed three videos with this philosophy in mind. My two previous attempts at worm farming had ended badly with the bins being overrun with nasties that killed off the worms. But I so love the simplicity […]