Vermicomposting – Your Garden Loves Worms!

I remember when I was young, I loved hunting for earthworms. We called it shining for nightcrawlers. We would go out at night and shine a flashlight on the ground. Those fat worms were easy to spot! When we went fishing, I always put my own worm on the hook. I’ve never been grossed out by them. Recently, I’ve started to look back at the child I was and try to do the things I loved doing then. Worms were definitely one of those things. So, I decided to investigate in vermiculture or worm farming. I am also curious [...]

How much garden space do you need to grow a year’s worth of food?

I have always wondered if I would have enough space to plant enough vegetables that I eat for an entire year on what I harvested.  How much would that really be?  How many of us have paid attention to how much food we actually consume to be able to answer that question?  I certainly don't. First we would need to figure that out. Lucky for us, Brenda from The Well Fed Homestead took the time to research how much should you plant in your garden to provide a year’s worth of food and gave us a nice [...]

2017-11-14T09:44:35-05:00March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Food, Food Production|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Joys and Woes of Gardening – Part 1

With spring right around the corner, the time for gardening is fast approaching. The earth will soon be waking from its winter slumber. Seeds buried under last years leaves will start to look for the light and warmth of the sun. Tulips and daffodils will start to explode with their magnificently rich color, erasing the dreary gray and white of winter, at least in their own small way. Soon the trees will wake and blossom. And gardeners will bring out the gloves, the rakes and the shovels to get their beds in order for spring planting. The goal of [...]

2017-11-14T11:33:55-05:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: Food, Food Production|Tags: |0 Comments