If you love to garden,
you may already be aware of some of the value of fresh vegetables. However,
there are many advantages that you might not have considered. That’s especially
true if you garden using natural, organic methods and not pesticides.
One reason that
organic gardening might be right for you is that such vegetables are much
healthier to eat. Vegetables bought at the store are often grown with chemicals
that our bodies simply do not need. Although such foods are regulated and
deemed safe by the government, why not have complete control over what you eat
by growing your own?
Another good reason to
grow organic foods is to save money. Yes, you’ll have to buy the seeds or
plants, but you’ll have fresh vegetables each season right outside your door,
or even in your house if you choose to grow them indoors. So, they’ll pay for
themselves the first time you eat some and keep saving you money and time every
time you eat them after that.
Another great reason
to grow organic foods is that it protects the environment. If you have kids or
pets or just plain like watching wildlife out the window, the last thing you
want to do is poison them or the land that they play on with pesticides.
You might be wondering
how you’re going to keep your plants growing without pesticides. Well, you can
grow organic foods and protect them with other foods, instead. That’s because
some plants … Read More
wormscan be done anywhere, even at home. These soil creatures can certainly
help convert your kitchen scraps and garden wastes into a hefty supply of
organic resource. Imagine how much you can save the earth just by reducing your
household garbage with the assistance of only Red wiggler worms or European
Organic scraps that can be converted
into worm compost
Whether you choose to
do some worm composting indoors or outdoors, the variety of organic materials
that you can feed composting worms are plenty. You can feed these worms
anything but the following: meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy. Also avoid
feeding compost worms substances that will give them health complications such
as citrusy products, and other salty, spicy, and oily matter. What they can eat
though are fruits and vegetable peels, crushed eggshells, used coffee grounds
and coffee filters, tea bags, presoaked newspaper or cardboard shreds, grass
clippings, coconut coir, and dead plants.
Setting-up your worm bin with the
For starters, you can
use an opaque-colored plastic container, like a Rubbermaid bin for example.
Make sure that you choose to use a container that can hold or store more or
less 1000 red worms. You should start with this number, as you can always
decide on having the worms transferred to a different composter as soon as the
Drilled holes around the worm bin are
Your worm composter
will need to be drilled with several evenly spaced holes around it, as … Read More