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Friday, October 9, 2009

Kitchen Herb Gardening

Grow fresh herbs in your kitchen. It's easy. Go here.. http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Kitchen-Herb-Gardening/Detail.aspx
Photo by Dominic's pics

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Moving And Growing Your Herbs Indoors

Have fresh herbs year 'round. Here's some tips on moving your herbs indoors. Go here.. http://oldtips.blogspot.com/2009/09/moving-and-growing-herbs-indoors.html
Photo by Denis Defreyne

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Collecting Your Own Herb Seeds

WOW. Collecting your own herb seeds. Good information. Go here.. http://www.examiner.com/x-14263-Lexington-Gardening-Examiner~y2009m9d1-Collecting-your-own-herb-seeds
Photo by Tatters:)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How To Garden With Less

Helpful gardening ideas here. Go to ..http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/features/local_story_231201956.html
Photo by lepiaf.geo

Friday, August 14, 2009

'Heart And Soil' Movie Review

Beautiful website with 'green tips'. Go to.. http://www.heartandsoilfilm.com/
Photo by suchitra prints(Away for a few days)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Who, What, When, Where, Why and How to Water Your Garden

Well, that just about tells it all. Go Here..http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/jul/30/who-what-when-where-why-and-how-watering-your-gard/
Photo by GARDEN HOSE - WATER by Beth-Harper

Homemade Drip Irrigation System

YOUGROWGIRL has this great information on building a homemade drip irrigation system. From this site, "One of the best ways to provide a steady water supply to your plants without your constant attention is the gradual watering system or drip irrigation. Through this method a device is employed that slowly delivers water into the soil directly around the roots. Commercial watering spikes can be purchased from you local garden centre however, using recycled materials you can make your own drip irrigation system for free. "Click here for instructions.---http://www.yougrowgirl.com/garden/dripsystem.php
Republished from 12/13/07 and 4/27/09.
Photo by Photo by Victoria Water Lily Ortonized by KaCey97007

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Edible Flowers With Recipes

Interesting information about edible flowers and recipes too. Go to.. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/lifestyles/homegarden/s_634661.html
Photo by Rhys and an edible flower by marcalandavis

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dirt Dessert

It;s Gummi Worm Day. Here's
a great dessert. Go here.. http://candydishblog.com/2009/07/15/dirt-dessert/
Photo by I bought my side dishes by daveynin

Monday, July 13, 2009

July Garden Tip: Harvest Your Herbs

July is the time to harvest your herbs, Go here.. http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/article/381889/Gardening-tips-for-July-harvest-your-herbs.html
Photo by Medieval Herb Garden, Ypres Tower, Rye, East Sussex. by Jim Linwood

Friday, July 10, 2009

One Million Earthworms

In one acre of land, there can be more than a million earthworms! WOW.
Photo by Bugs, worms and centipedes?? by Mark D. Martin India

Monday, June 29, 2009

Window Box Gardening Tips

Making Window Boxes tips here at PETUNIAGARDEN.... http://petuniagarden.com/window-box-gardening-tips-and-techniques/
Photo by windows-with-flower-boxes by dandeluca

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Harvesting Your Worms Video

Friday, June 19, 2009

Favorite Flowers For Drying + How to Dry Them

Fun things to do with flowers. Go here for the information to KARENS GARDEN TIPS.. http://www.karensgardentips.com/florestry/favorite-flowers-for-drying-and-how-to-dry-them/

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Go Eat Worms

Found this on http://www.wormfarmingsecrets.com/ . From the site "Earthworms are very nutritious. They are low in fat and high in protein making them a great source of food. In fact they are so good, an eco-restaurant has made it their business to use earthworms as the main ingredients of their food. This ranges from Earthworm cheesecake to Earthworm soup. With an increasing consciousness in health around the world, will this be popular world-wide? Watch the video here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8085804.stm
Photo by Kevin Dooley.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Composting Grants Announced

It pays to compost. Just look here... http://www.gantdaily.com/news/43/ARTICLE/52289/2009-05-22.html

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Did You Know?

Found this on WORMFARMINGSECRETS. From their newsletter-- Worm Farming Secrets - http://www.WormFarmingSecrets.com ~~~ Vol 3: Issue: 13 - Wednesday 6th May 2009

" Earthworms don't just eat food directly because their mouth opening is really small. They require the help of many micro-organisms to help them breakdown the food for them. In fact these microorganisms ARE PART of their daily diet! The microbes include nematodes, protozoans, bacteria and fungi. So you don't need to worry if the organics you feed them will give the worms enough protein to grow, they have plenty in their environment waiting for them!"

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Worms Don't Have Eyes Or Ears

From this site, WORMCHARMING.COM. "Instead they have light sensitive cells on the surface of their bodies to tell them the difference between light and dark. Worms do not like light, and tend to stay underground during the day,coming out at night to look for food. They are also sensitive to pressure change and vibrations allowing them to adapt quickly when they feel the tapping of raindrops on the ground. When worms detect rain they will rise to the surface to prevent themselves from drowning.
Interestingly, there are world-wide worm charming competitions and champions use this trait to charm the worms out by tapping astick on the floor to recreate the effects of rain drops' vibrations. So next time you see a random person hitting a stickon the ground numerous times, don’t be too alarmed!"
Go to... http://www.wormcharming.com/
Photo by 071106 1252 worm by Dan4th

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Robots Take Up Gardening

Breaking news-"More Robots Taking Up Gardening'. Really. Just look from BOTROPOLIS...http://botropolis.com/2009/04/more-robots-take-up-gardening/
Photo by A garden robot... by faeryboots

Monday, April 27, 2009

Homemade Drip Irrigation System

YOUGROWGIRL has this great information on building a homemade drip irrigation system. From this site, "One of the best ways to provide a steady water supply to your plants without your constant attention is the gradual watering system or drip irrigation. Through this method a device is employed that slowly delivers water into the soil directly around the roots. Commercial watering spikes can be purchased from you local garden centre however, using recycled materials you can make your own drip irrigation system for free. "Click here for instructions.---
http://www.yougrowgirl.com/garden/dripsystem.php
Republished from 12/13/07.
Photo by Victoria Water Lily Ortonized by KaCey97007

Vermicomposting Trenches

Help your garden with Vermicomposting Trenches. Found this idea on WORMCOMPOSTING.CA. Go here and read it all... http://www.wormcomposting.ca/eco-gardening/vermicomposting-trenches/
Photo by Seaside garden by *Susie*

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ants Don't Like Cucumber Peels Garden Hints

Go to GREENLINT at BLOGSPOT for some great safe green gardening tips. Click here... http://greenlent.blogspot.com/2009/04/spring-green-cleaning-and-growing-green.html
Photo by Prolific cucumbers by OakleyOriginals

Friday, April 17, 2009

Seed Swaping With A Twist

OK. Seed Swaping AND recipes. WOW. Life is great! Go here... p://birdsnsuch.blogspot.com/2009/04/seed-swapping-with-twist.html
Photo by Gone to Seed Already by Noël Zia Lee

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Creating A Garden Entrance

Beautiful garden ideas here. Creating a garden entrance. Found this on GARDENINGTIPSNIDEAS. Go to this site for great ideas. http://www.gardeningtipsnideas.com/2009/04/creating_a_garden_entrance.html
Photo by Garden Entrance by madaise

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Connect With The Farmer Who Grew Your Food

Connecting with the farmer who grew your food. Interesting info. on safe groceries. Grow your own is the safest for me. How 'bout you? From the NYTIMES. Go here to read this news... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/technology/internet/28farmer.html?_r=1&ref=technology
Photo by goat farmer by Ben Alford

Monday, March 23, 2009

Worm Composting Basics

This site has a lot of great basic info. on Worm Composting. CORNELL EDUCATION. Go to... http://compost.css.cornell.edu/worms/basics.html
Photo by First harvest, 16.3 lbs by Comrogues

Friday, March 20, 2009

WORMS By TRANSPLANTED GARDENER

I found that this site had great garden and worm info. Go to TRANSPLANTED GARDENER here... http://transplantedgardener.blogspot.com/2009/03/worms.html

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Gardening For The Birds

Like Songbirds and Butterflies? Me too. Here's some interesting news on attracting more birds to your garden. Found this on the EVENINGSUN. Go here... http://www.eveningsun.com/ci_11941954
Photo by Butterfly World 190 by thelastminute

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Home Partys Welcome Worms

Interesting story about having get-togethers for worms and worm bins. Go here to read it all...http://dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2009/03/11/2_WORM_PARTIES.ART0_ART_03-11-09_D3_C7D68U5.html?sid=101
Photo by House Party by jasonawhite

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Start Global WORMING

Found this link on SUSTAINABLEHOME. Looks like good info. Go here... http://www.sustainablehome.com/wp/?p=224
Photo by Separating the worms by Comrogues

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Good Stuff. Plants Love Worm Castings

I found this info on the TRI-CITYHERALD. Plants do love Worm Castings. Go here to read it all... http://www.tri-cityherald.com/hg/story/501633.html
Photo by species tulips by Jess, Beemouse Labs

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Growing Your Own Groceries

Very Informative article on gardening from the SEATTLE P-I. Go here...http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/402277_lovejoy05.html
Photo by The Swirliest Pepper of 2006 by StrangrThanCandy

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Save Your Rain Water For Gardening

Hey, This is a great idea! Save Rain Water for gardening etc. Go to this web site to learn more. http://www.rainbarrelman.com/ .Got this photo from the site.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Be Safe--Homemade Soap Spray Insecticide

Be safe. This site ASELFSUFFICIENTLIFE.COM gives a 'recipe' for Soap-Spray Insecticide' that's easy and safe. Go here... http://www.aselfsufficientlife.com/homemade-insecticide-soap-spray.html
Photo by Spraying by Editor B

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How To Have A Seed Exchange Party

OK. This site has a great party idea for gathering seeds for your garden. Party's are fun and gardening fantastic. So, how can we lose? Go here for their great ideas...http://plantsbulbs.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_through_a_seed_exchange_party
Photo by Mustard Seeds Germinating by Swami Stream

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

This site got my attention. Just look...Composting Worms In The Table. AMY YOUNG's Digestive Table. Go here and check it out. http://accad.osu.edu/~ayoungs/digestive.html#
Photo by DSC_2714.JPG by Adam_d_

Sunday, February 22, 2009

How Many Worms is a Pound of Worms?

Well, spring is in the air. Time to check our worms and get the worm beds ready. WOW. What a wonderful sight-- our worms. Just love them.
Since we're in Washington State and it can be colder our worms needed some winter protection to be on the safe side. If you live in the north or where it may get below freezing often during the winter, we recommend. putting your worm bin under cover or in the garage if possible. We found even covering your worms with cardboard helps if your bin is in a inside spot this is not needed.
Our bins that during the fall had one pound of worms --now have over 5 pounds. Wow. Yea.
Now, that reminds me --'What is a Pound of Worms'? Composting Worms are small-900 to 1000 worms per pound. European Night Crawlers-about 450-500 per pound and African Night Crawlers are hugh--with only about 100- 150 per pound. We have raised the composting and European Night Crawlers as the African Night Crawlers do better in warmer conditions, and we're in Washington State.
If you're lucky and can pick your worms up when buying them--check them over. Recently we know of a Worm Farm selling about 1/2 pound worms with 1 1/2 pound of bedding as 2 pounds of worms. Worms are packed in bedding when shipped--BUT a pound of composting worms 900 to 1000 worms make up a pound. Usually one pound of worms comes in about one pound of bedding.
Happy Gardening. J.A.ROSE-BARTLETT 'Worm Guys'. http://www.wormguys.com/
Photo by dsc00076.jpg by mlinksva

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spring Vegetables In Containers

Have limited space? Like fresh safe vegetables that you grow yourself? Go to this site for great container gardening ideas.
http://container-gardens.suite101.com/article.cfm/spring_vegetables_in_containers
Photo by container garden on the patio by thomas pix

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Worm Composting and Starting Your Seeds

Indoor worm composting with red worms is a great way to recycle kitchen waste. Here's a quote from this site-"It's easy. it doesn't smell, and it's lots of fun {kids love it} The resulting worm castings are an extraordinary organic food". Go here to read the whole story...
http://salidacitizen.com/2009/02/staring-seeds-under-lights-and-vermicomposting-garna-2009-winterspring-seminar-series/
Photo by carrot seeds by normanack

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meet Herman. The Adventures of Herman

This is one of the best site for kids or anyone to learn about composting with worms, how to raise worms--in spanish or english too. Go to...http://urbanext.illinois.edu/worms/
Photo by dsc00075.jpg by mlinksva

Monday, February 16, 2009

Creating a Wonderful Product.

We're always busy at 'Worm Guys'. Getting ready now for spring with our own worm castings product. Working on package designs etc. Ready for another great/fun year of gardening. Janet Rose-Bartlett, Steve Bartlett. Go to www.wormguys.com/
Photo by happy happy by mollypop

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mary Applehof Quote

“I must own I had always looked on worms as amongst the most helpless and unintelligent members of the creation; and am amazed to find that they have a domestic life and public duties!” Mary Appelhof, worm composting activist and author of Worms Eat My Garbage
I found this quote on a site called 'Dirt' by Amy Stewart. Go to http://blog.amystewart.com/2009/02/happy-birthday-charles-darwin.html for more of her worm info.
Photo by Worm Escaping by chapnickman

Friday, February 6, 2009

Why Do Worms Breath Through Their Skin?

Yea why? There's lots of interesting/odd worm info in this post from STUMBLERZ. Check it out and have fun. Go to...
http://www.stumblerz.com/why-do-worms-breath-through-their-skin/
Photo by Separating the worms by Comrogues

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Gardener's Gift Idea.

I found this interesting gift idea on a site called CLEVELAND.COM. It talks about how useful a personal gardening journal becomes for gardeners. Go to CLEVELAND.COM here and read all about it. A journal is a great gift for gardeners. Click here...
http://www.cleveland.com/living/index.ssf/2009/02/gardeners_get_organized_with_j.html
Photo by 18/365 handwriting tagged! by glitter feet

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