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When spring came, I used the resulting vermicompost in my garden and
discovered that the production of broccoli and tomatoes was much better than I
had dreamed possible. The whole vermicomposting process is very simple and
has obvious advantages in addition to increasing garden yields. Worms don't
make noise and they require very little care. Because newspapers and
packaging, cans, and glass never get mixed in with the smelly stuff, they are
cleaner and easier to recycle.
They may not be good for your worm boxes, but they are very good for your
gardens. Garden worms I can't tell you what kind of worm you will find if you dig in
your garden. Scientists describe several soil and pasture dwelling species
including the AHolobophora caligi- nosa complex of species including
AHolobophora chloritica and Aporrectodea turgida and A. tuberculata, among
others. To identify these species one would need to count the number of
segments, identify the type of ...
And, the household pays less for fertilizer for its garden, and it spends less to
purchase bait to go fishing, and . . . and . . . and. Why isn't everybody doing it?
Summary Earthworms play an important role in recycling organic nutrients from
dead tissues back to living organisms. They do this without fanfare; rarely does
anyone see them perform their tasks. If you decide to use worms to process your
own organic kitchen waste, you will see them at work. You will see mounds of
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - leabharlainne - LibraryThing
I liked this book it was a simple guide to keeping worms that gave very easy to follow practical guides. I really liked that the author knew people would have different goals for their worm bins and created several different plans that accommodated those different goals Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hjjugovic - LibraryThing
For anyone interested in urban homesteading, gardening, recycling, composting, or just making your garbage smell less, this is the perfect book for you. Appelhof introduces vermicomposting (worm ... Read full review
What are worm beddings and where do I get them?
How many worms do I need?
How do I take care of my worms?
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Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook
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