The Grow System
November for me was a very dry month. All the plants in the veggie garden were watered by hand from a gravity fed dam. Plants stayed alive but did not thrive. I noticed that my once abundant earthworms were missing in action during this period. I dug random holes in my raised beds searching for them but they’d disappeared.…
I posted this question in the discussion "composting worms" then thought maybe I should start a new discussion. Does anyone have onions on the best place to mail order red wigglers and will they survive shipping when temperatures are freezing? What about worms from local bait shops?
Do you know the difference? Why might it be important?
It's that time of year! With roaring fires come bags and bags of wood ashes. While in some climates, they can go into the compost. In the high desert here, we have alkaline soil so wood ashes can mess with the pH; we have to add them with care. What are other uses for wood ashes? It seems that many natural things have…