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Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:06

Hi Outdoor girl.

You do not say what type of wormery you have? Is it indoor or out. (I will presume outdoor)

I’m not a huge fan of ants, but I have loads of them on my property, and in most of my various outdoor vermicomposting systems (especially those situated on the ground). Rather than going on a ant-killing rampage however, I’ve opted instead to mellow out about their presence, and put more focus on creating the ultimate habitat for the worms. Thankfully, the ‘ultimate’ worm habitat isn’t all that thrilling for ants.

Ants prefer fairly dry conditions, so if you are keeping your worm systems fairly moist at all times, the ants will be far less likely to set up shop (ie nest). They will still venture into (and out of) the bin/bed, grabbing some food to take back home, but in all honesty this isn’t really something to worry about. 

If at all possible, you might think about propping your bin up on legs or a pedestal in a tub of water – basically requiring that the ants (and other non flyers) swim across your moat in order to reach the bin. If it is on the ground then try and increase the water content of the bin the worms love it and the ants hate it. 

At a last resort use ant powder around the bin or preferably diatomaceous earth. This should greatly harm any ants that try to cross it, since it is essentially like a field of broken glass for bugs (ouch!).

Let me know what system you have. 

Regards

Edd.

Are there any conifer experts who can help?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:55

Cryptomeria Japonica Spiralis or Japanese Cedar Conifer. 

It will grow as tall or as small as you let it.

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composting

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:00

Do not use it for mulching and do not put it in the compost if you are planning to use your compost within 3 months. You should start a separate compost heap and allow 6 months to a year (or longer) before using the compost. 

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:40

That is my concern as well Dove. 

There is some green growth in the middle of the first pic Emma lou but not sure if it is a weed.

Your pics right themselves up when you click on them.

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:12

Ignore that error box and just press return then wait.

More tomato problems :(

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:55

I could be wrong DCooper2. Hope I am.

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:51

The three-ring circus Matty.

Engagement ring.

Wedding ring.

Suffering!  

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:39

Give it time emma lou. You will be amazed at how fast things grow and I'm sure you will have a great display. If you are still not happy or things have died after a few months, then complain to the landscaper. If they are any good then they will be happily to replace the items. They do not want a bad name and you may want more work from them. Bad service from them is not going to improve their chances. 

Lawn maintenance

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:25

I would lay off the fertilizer for now but you can scarify/aerate and reseed now. 

Try this. http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/basics/how-to-improve-your-lawn/179.html

Not sure what you mean by "slightly ragged". Can you provide a photo of what you are not happy with and we will be delighted to help you.

Disturbed a birds nest

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:06

They may have abandoned already, unfortunately. Keep a look out and keep away. If they have abandoned they still have time this year to nest again.

Discussions started by Edd

FREE Incredicompost.

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ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
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Ought for Nought.

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Stevia

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holes

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Are you square or round and Iron willed?

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Starting?

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Mimosa pudica

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Replanting Green Onions/spring onions.

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ISIS problem.

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Egg dilemma?

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Rain water

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The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

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Trilliums for Lily.

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Got this nice present today and i know its not from here.

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