DIY no PVC worm tower
I was reading a thread elsewhere about DIY worm towers put into gardens. One concern was lack of surface area, because composting worms only stay within the top 2". The soil they are in/surrounding the structure also should be lighter & not compacted. Third, and I feel this is most important, cut or drilled pvc pipe may…
I've been doing some content writing, and tonight I had to research Bokashi composting. It's interesting. I'm especially interested in the ability to compost animal proteins and bones! Here are some articles I used. The Basics of Bokashi Composting (thespruce.com) Bokashi Composting: Step-by-Step Guide (treehugger.com)…
Vermicomposting in an existing bed
Is it possible for me to compost in the 14 inch deep garden bed if I remove some of the poisoned earth? How far down should I dig? I originally put in red worms- do I need to get more? Can I do this kind of composting outside? I would need to cover it up and I my neighbor made sure I have plenty of chicken wire to make a…
I'm working on a compost system that will use on our farm. The base is a simple and free pallet system where we will build boxes as we go. 1) spent trays from our microgreens operation and 2) veg scraps from a store and a restaurant. I want to make it as simple and low maintenance as possible, to the extent that I am…
I do not know the difference between 1). dried tall grass (5 feet), 2). Straw and 3). Hay. Can I use any of these for (the brown carbon portion) composting or do I run the risk of of sowing weed seeds? Thank you for your help. - David
Reduce Energy Use on the Farm
Article by Joel Salatin in Mother Earth News. Has some ideas that I never considered.
Purchasing worms for composting
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?