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NPK IN VERMICAST

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We’ve been exploring NPK in organic and chemical fertilizers; a quick look at today’s diagram shows a simple view of the Nitrogen cycle that makes the whole deal work.  The question for you is whether or not to support chemical … Continue reading

NPK ANSWERS PART 2

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In our last post we explored the difference in NPK and how it works in organic and chemical fertilizers.  We’ll continue to look into those differences today.  Chemical fertilizers are pretty strait forward; they are premixed with water or dry … Continue reading

NPK ANSWERS FOR YOU

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Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are the macro nutrients that are essential to plant growth.  They are represented by their periodic signs N P K.  These letters appear on any type of fertilizer you may come across whether organic or not … Continue reading

GROWING HEALTHY SOIL

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Healthy productive soil doesn’t just magically pop out of thin air it’s a valuable resource that’s sadly unappreciated by most in our modern world.  http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2011/11/08/stop-treating-our-soil-like-dirt/  In order to maintain and grow new soil you have to treat it well.  Of … Continue reading

WHERE ARE ALL THE WORMS?

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We use cattle manure to grow our worms and produce worm castings, thousands and thousands of Liters per day.  It’s hard to imagine what this looks like in the real world.  The first photo in this post shows our starting … Continue reading

WHY WE VERMICOMPOST

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Vermicomposting, composting with red worms, can be as complex or simple as you choose to make it, the point being that it’s a personal decision.  Whether you’re already an avid composter or just a part timer, red composting worms (Eisenia … Continue reading

GONNA GROW IN 2018? GROW ORGANIC!

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As we know recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada in about a year.  Yeah Canada!  Seems like a reasonable decision to us, the savings in law enforcement costs alone will improve life for all the taxpayers. If you like … Continue reading

USING CASTINGS IN YOUR GARDEN

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If you haven’t used castings as an organic fertilizer before, the first thing you need to know is that worm castings are a slow release feeding system.  http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2015/07/17/its-not-too-late-to-show-your-garden-some-vermi-love/ They will keep working in the soil structure for an entire season … Continue reading

VERMICAST, WHAT’S WHAT IN THE COMPOST WORLD

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VERMICAST….WORM CAST….WORM COMPOST….What’s what in the soil world?  Are there different names for the same thing?  Yes….and no.  Let’s get the whole deal cleared up once and for all shall we. Vermi –meaning worm from the Latin, Vermis.  Vermiculture;  all … Continue reading

BULK KITS ARE BACK!

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The warmer weather brings many changes to our home on the prairies, grey turns to green and cold winds blow warm.  With access to our outdoor vermicomposting facility now open we are happy to again offer the choice of bulk … Continue reading