Time to start anew- for Organic Garden 2014 (OG2014)!
This year, I'll be growing:
Cucumbers,got a bit out of control last year
Raspberries, started last year with zilch harvest, and the bush still looks a little meager- seems to need a double-dose of worm poop!
Blackberries, grow completely out of control and have to be cut back several times a season so they don't overtake the whole garden
I took all my materials- peat pots, seeds, plastic tray, and vermicompost/potting soil tub, out onto the deck.
After I doused them with water, I let them sit in the direct sunlight outside for the afternoon with just one, small nebby visitor:
Finally, I covered the pots with some plastic wrap to generate a mini-greenhouse effect and placed them in front of our glass doors for optimal sunlight.
I'll be spritzing them with water every morning, and I'll post progress pics as they poke their tiny buds out!
Of course, the worm poop is the secret ingredient that gave me comparable results like in this photo- the plants on the left were raised with vermicompost, the ones on the right were not:
Lesson learned! With an exceptionally small garden, I'm focused on quality, not so much quantity. I now start & cultivate with vermicompost all growing season so each plant can live to it's fullest. It's as simple as putting a handful at the base of each plant once or twice a month!
Don't forget- if you would like to give vermicomposting a try but just want a small amount of worms to get started, you can order 1/2 of Lilliworm Red Worms shipped right to your door! Visit the "BUY 1/2 LB OF LILLIWORMS!" link on the right hand side of this page.