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LEAF COLLECTING

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Ah yes, that peaceful time of the year when your outdoor gardening is winding down and food producers can enjoy the bounty of their harvest.  If your fancy is floral, you may be feeling a little sad. Should’a popped in … Continue reading

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 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

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

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

SURPRISE APPEARANCE

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Want to learn more about vermicomposting?  Join us this Saturday at the Garden’s Manitoba 10th annual Gardening Saturday, March 18th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Victoria Inn & Conference Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB.  Find us … Continue reading

CREATE QUALITY CASTINGS

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People decide to vermicompost for many different reasons, what is the goal of one, may not be the goal of another.  Some folks use a worm bin with the main purpose of eliminating food waste from the local landfill while … Continue reading

WHEN TO START VERMICOMPOSTING

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We have been blessed with a mild snow free Autumn this year (fingers crossed) but you know it won’t last.  Before too long we’ll be shivering and shoveling, the green brown landscape gone under a blanket of white.  No more … Continue reading