Hugelkultur

Hugelkultur, is a German word that is pronounced Hoo-gul-culture and means “hill culture” or “hill mound”. It is a composting method that allows you to grow in the mound you have created. It is a long lasting system that feeds the bed for years to come. Hugelkultur mounds can be as simple or complicated as you like.They can be big or small, above ground or dug deeper into the ground (great for very poor soil). Take a look at the…

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DIY Worm Farm in a Bath

First of all I have to say how much we love the synchronicity of how we managed to acquire our baths! For a long time Kathy and I have wanted to farm our worms in a bath but space was always an issue; but as soon as we knew we were moving over to our much bigger new garden, the dream turned from when to how. Where would we find old baths?¬† Getting fencing to put up around our new…

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7 Reasons We Love Our Worms

While we love all earthworms, we are specifically talking about red wrigglers when it comes to earthworm farming.¬†These guys live on food scraps while the other earthworms live off decaying plant matter. Earthworms are the pioneers of soil building. These humble creatures process decaying matter and create rich, living soil. Farming with earthworms is so easy, you can do it on pretty much any scale. When we lived in an upstairs compartment and only had plants in pots, we gave…

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